Advent

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

An Advent calendar helps kids count down the days to Christmas, and all those anticipated presents!

We had an old sparkly one, brought out each year of my childhood, and took turns opening the little window to find the picture hidden behind. In later years they came with chocolate behind the windows, but much as I love chocolate, I didn’t care for these calendars.

My sister was delighted when she found the above Advent calendar Christmas card and couldn’t wait to send it to me. I am still enjoying opening the little windows (sharing turns with my daughter) and seeing the tiny pictures.

Tiny Christmas Tree

Tiny Christmas Tree

And here, by special request (Ady), is a photo of my tiny artificial Christmas tree.

 

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25 thoughts on “Advent

  1. faburlifekhloe

    Thank you so much for sharing with us Sci! It reminds so much of my childhood memories…I used received an advert calendar with chocolate for a few years when I was a little kid. I always skipped counting down and ate all the chocolates instead lol…naughty kid!!! πŸ˜›

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  2. Bad touch Bear

    I always enjoyed Christmas lights and trees, us Jews only recently got those blue lights but man! As a kid I was pretty bummed out when my friends made ornaments!

    Wine cork baby Jesus…Hmm, I wonder what the weirdest holiday traditional ornament would be?

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      1. Bad touch Bear

        Not really, once I managed to stay up past 12 the only reason I decided New Year’s was worth staying awake was to watch the ‘Honeymooners’.

        Now days I forgo even that and just go to bed like its a normal day.

        Do anything special yourself?

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        Used to go to friends for a braai (barbecue) but I found it really hard to stay awake. Nowadays, maybe watch a movie, and go to bed as per usual. πŸ™‚

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  3. Garfield Hug

    Gorgeous share on advent calendar! I learnt a new thing. Your teeny tree may be small but it is truly pretty. I have no tree. I had an artificial 6″ tree with decor somewhere tucked in a box but dunno where. LOL! So much on my end. Just Garfield socks somewhere… πŸ˜€

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  4. ady

    Wow !!! This is for the 1st time I see such calender ,it must be exciting to open one window everyday !! It is so colorful ! I love your Christmas tree,lovely decoration πŸ™‚ Do I see a snowman and a nut cracker at the bottom ?

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Cannot believe you could make that out! It is a snowman, and “Baby Jesus” made out of a wine cork by my daughter at school when she was 5. The tree is not complete without these items at the bottom! πŸ™‚

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      1. ady

        I enlarged to see the decorations πŸ˜€ I like tiny round bulbs and candy canes and then I saw these two at bottom, the Baby Jesus looks cute πŸ™‚ Nice art by your daughter πŸ˜€

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  5. pensitivity101

    Love your tree! Is it bigger than ours (15 inches including fairy) πŸ˜€
    I never had an Advent Calendar but when I was in a supervisory role in an office, I gave one (all different) to each of my team, who compared chocolates! Luckily, none had the same one on the same day!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      My tree is very old and the branches so sparse! but a few wessel cups and little lights and we’re good to go!
      Funny advent calendar story πŸ™‚ Lucky not the same chocs- as peeps do compare!!

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