Last night, on the eve of December, I was busily making final preparations to our first homemade Advent Calendar.
A couple of weeks ago I became 'hooked' into a November Mystery Crochet Project. Not knowing what the result would be, yet having much green yarn on my hands, I commenced crocheting Granny Squares... and this is the result.
What do you think?
I am not sure I would have chosen this project knowing the result, however once hooked I always complete a project.
Our finishing touches last night were to add some messages of Christmas and of love, as well as little note deliverers to each of the 24 pouches. Now the girls will enjoy reading a note each day from this advent calendar. We also use another card advent calendar which contains the story of Christmas read day by day as we open a window on each day leading up to Christmas.
See the tiny little Lego men in each pocket handing out notes. These are the deliverers of much excitement and anticipation. It was Sponge Bob who delivered our note this morning - who will it be tomorrow we wonder?
Ah anticipation! Children bring such a sense of anticipation in all they do and this is particularly evident at Christmas time. They anticipate receiving of course but also decorating our home, making rooms more beautiful, making and giving cards to friends, visits with family and friends. These are the things which make Christmas special and tender.
I hope you are finding space to enjoy this special time of year.