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Lots of Advent Calendars

December 3rd, 2014 at 10:44 am

I grew up without Christmas (I am Jewish, but no one in my family is religious, so we didn't really do much for Hanukkah either).

So now, I am the biggest Christmas fan ever! Our tree is full of homemade ornaments that are so fun to take out each year, and we decorate the house (also stuff that we use every year), and I pretend to be Santa (Santa has his own handwriting, so that it isn't like mine or the Easter Bunny's).

We make tamales on Christmas Eve and have a big dinner with Christmas crackers. I have a bowl of Cadbury roses out starting the week before Christmas.

And F has four advent calendars.
- There's the one from Trader Joe's with the chocolate (it was 99c)
- There's the one Grandma made - reused every year - with little pockets (I put cookies in that one)
- There's the Playmobil one (with playmobil guys - it's not cheap at $30, but she plays with the toys all year - she loves playmobil)
- There's the one with little boxes - also reused every year - which I put notes into. Then you turn the boxes around one by one and at the end there's a scene with a snowman. This year the notes are fortunes. She likes them to be funny so tomorrow's is: " You will receive another fortune tomorrow... and that one will be funnier!"

I so hope it snows! That is the best way to have free fun on Christmas!

7 Responses to “Lots of Advent Calendars”

  1. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    This is the first year we are doing the Advent calendars. It was about a $10 investment + tax ($1.99 x 5 at Walgreens). They are a big hit from the biggest to the smallest kid (17-10). I particularly find it funny when the second to youngest opens his before breakfast.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, that's a lot of advent calendars! My grandsons have one. Their mother made it; it's a combination of pockets and little boxes. She fills it with notes and treats every year.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    That's a lot, I'd like to do something like that in the future. I need to buy a tin of chocolates in

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    Hmm. I've never done an Advent calendar. You're making me want to start!

  5. Buendia Says:

    It helps, too, with the pre-Christmas "when is it Christmas" problem - totally can't blame her, though - I'm feeling the same way!

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    My MIL still gets my girls Advent calendar's every year....and they are 19 1/2 and 23....they look forward to them every year...and when they were younger and living at home....they always ate their chocolate with breakfast Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We had Advent calendars a few times when I was growing up. I haven't had one since elementary school I think.

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