Monday, December 5, 2011

Advent Trees

This year I made up these sweet little boxes for a new twist on our advent calendar. We had two bare trees sitting in front of our dining room window, so I just punched holes in the tops, tied a bit of hemp twine and viola, out of the babies reach and they double as holiday decoration!

My 6 and 4 year olds are very sweetly taking turns every other day and the boxes are filled with a little treat plus a note of something they get to do that day...

A few of the notes say....

Sing "Jingle Bells" while jumping up and down
Wrap a present by yourself
Make cookies with your Mom
Give away Christmas hugs today
Have someone tell you their favorite Christmas story and draw a picture of it
Color a Christmas picture and hang it on the fridge

the very last note...which is just a flat ornament #25, says this...

Sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus, open presents, tell everyone thank you and know that God Loves You!

So far the candy of course is a bit hit but I'm also glad my kids are excited to see what their notes say!  

I'm entering this in this weeks Wee Memories Challenge #78

SU! products used:
Ink - Real Red
Paper - Whisper White
Punches - all seen are SU!
Bigz Dies - Candy Wrapper and retired small bag


Anonymous said...

some year you can make us one of those from 1-25. those boxes hanging are just darling. that would be cute on one of my little trees. you have such creative ideas. love MOM remember when we had the advent wall guys loved taking turns opening them. love, Mom

Lisa said...

What a cute idea! I would love to here your little ones singing happy birthday to Jesus!!! :)

Brandi said...

What a fun and very clever idea! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

Amy said...

Such a wonderfully creative idea!!! They look so cute hanging on the tree! Thanks for playing along wtih Wee Memories!

Kelly said...

cute idea! I made ours out of toilet paper rolls. Love your little boxes! So special and CUTE!