Wednesday, December 07, 2011

home made advent calendars

Every year we look forward to making our own advent calendars. I grew up in Germany where my mom always bought the ones with chocolate in each window, but I find our homemade ones even more special. 
After drawing a Christmas picture and adding 25 boxes placed randomly, they traced the boxes with tracing paper. John used his x-acto knife to cut each box on three sides to create little windows, then they drew holiday pictures in each box on the tracing paper and I helped them glue the paper onto the back of the calendar. Each morning when they open a window, they get so tickled to see  the image behind it. They don't even miss the candy. imagine that. 

Pilot admiring his Christmas tree.

Early one morning sneaking a peak at what's behind the windows.

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