Advent Calendar

A is for Advent Calendar

So let’s start with A for the Ey to Zee Christmas Craft Ideas…

A to Z christmas craft ideas

A … I could go for Angel. But I opt to make an Advent Calendar. It is something that new for me; I never heard about it until I came here in Canada.

What is Advent Calendar?

Google says, it’s a calendar containing small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day of Advent, typically to reveal a picture appropriate to the season.

Further, from the site http://sellmer-verlag.de/history.htm

The origin of the Advent Calendar can be traced back to the 19th. Century. The first styles came from the protestant area. So religious families made a chalk line for every day in December until Christmas Eve. The first known Advent Calendar which was made by handwork is from the year 1851.

Other early styles were the Adventclock or the Adventcandle – a candle for each of the 24 days until Christmas, like todays Advent wreath. So in religious families little pictures were hung up on the wall – one for each day in December. An other tradition was to paint chalk strokes on the door, one per day until Christmas Eve.

For Filipinos, countdown begins as “-ber”  months starts. Just imagine how crazy we are with Christmas season. Not to mention that our decor last until the month of February.

My Version of Advent Calendar

There are so many ideas of Advent Calendar. Other has surprises in each day, some are simple crossing the date. But mine…. is different.

Advent Calendar

I made an origami star out of strips of paper. Each star has a special task for me to do something to give back to others, like give a treat, buy coffee, donate to an organization. Everyday I will draw a star, and will do whatever is written in it. I feel like it’s my mission for this Christmas…. after all it’s all about giving.

If you’re wondering how I made those origami style here’s a video that I watch for tutorial. Have fun!

 

ADVENT CALENDAR

 

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