Did you finish? I almost didn't make it. Jared and I bought a X-box Kinect over the weekend and I have been busy trying to perfect the dance moves to Salt n' Pepa's "Push It." I need a lot of practice.
It was 2 a.m. last night before I wrapped things up with the advent. Here are my ornaments for this week:
Christmas light, gingerbread man, holly leaves, and a snowman (Oscar's favorite!)
Then I made an ornament ball for each member of the family:
All together now ... ta-da!
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I love this Nativity Advent by sahm3:
Vivian from Craft with Confidence came up with some more great ornaments, including this slice of pumpkin pie. See all of her ornaments on her blog.
And I can't leave out Katie of So Happy, everyone's favorite Advent Sew-Alonger. Her ornaments from this last week are more beautiful than ever (more on her blog):
Be sure to check out all the Advent Inspiration in the Homemade by You flickr group. Thank you so much for sewing along with me! I doubt I would have finished without your support.
If you didn't sew an advent, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Christmas everyday. I am Momma - Hear Me Roar has a great idea for a Good-Deed Advent, with one act of service every day until Christmas. She has the good deeds strung in super cute buckets, but you could just as easily put all the service slips into a mason jar and draw one each day.
My longtime friend, Ellen, makes Gingerbread Countdown Chains with her family every year. It was one of my favorite holiday traditions growing up, because they always gave one as a gift to my family. What better way to celebrate the season than with a delicious cookie?
Jordan's lead by adding a daily holiday activity to our advent calendar. Today we are walking through the annual Holiday Market downtown.
If all else fails, go out and buy a $2 chocolate advent calendar from Trader Joe's. Or if you are me, buy two so you don't have to share with your kids. :)