Hey guys! I meant to blog this sooner but we’ve all been sick…and now I have a ton to do today so this will be short and sweet.
I’ve tried various forms of Truth in the Tinsel, Jesse Tree, etc. without a ton of success. I usually make it a day or two and then start missing days, or weeks, and never finish. Last year I wanted to follow the advent plan for reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible every day, because I really, really love it…but once again we missed a ton!
Anyway, this year I was looking around at the bajillions of ideas for DIY advent calendars and couldn’t find anything that I super loved…so I came up with my own plan. I took Julie Anderson’s fantastic printable coloring-page style ornaments that go with the Jesus Storybook Advent and made them smaller, printed them on a sheet of watercolor paper I stole from Artist because I didn’t have any cardstock on hand, then used washi tape to stick them to our wall in a sort of Christmas tree-ish shape. If I were doing it again, I think I’d change one row of three to a row of two and add one card at the bottom as a stump, but whatever.
The plan is that each day we’ll flip one over, stick it back to the wall with a new piece of tape, and then read the corresponding day’s story from the schedule on Julie’s blog. If I’m really on top of things I’ll print out 3 copies of each of the ornaments and let me girls color those while I read the story as well. 😀
In other news, I’ve decided to do “Kindness Elves” this year. Here’s my post with 25 super-slacker ideas to use! My absolute favorite is, “Make coffee for your Mom!” See what I did there? I’m totally winning at this. 😉
Anyway, it’s somehow 2:00 in the afternoon and I’ve only had one cup of coffee…which means I’m now hitting publish on this post without even checking for typos or grammatical errors, because as much as I love a well-formed sentence, I love coffee more, and I really need some right now.