We pulled our Christmas decorations out and unwrapped our advent calendar from last year. [If you made or ordered one you’ll notice that my original design was a little bit different.] It was a little wrinkly and I was so busy getting others’ last minute calendars ready to ship off that I still haven’t ironed it yet. Last year we hung ours on the wall with 3M photo mounting strips. This year my husband discovered that the felt sticks very nicely to our large brick fireplace-no mounting, no strips, no dowel!
We celebrated our first day of the Christmas season with a brief reading in Luke chapter 1 and the songs “Come Though Long Expected Jesus” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” The kids love doing “Go Tell it…” with fun actions to the chorus and verses. Here they are putting Mary up to start the calendar….