To say that I have an obsession with Advent calendars would be putting it mildly. I can type the words into Google and stare for hours at all of the lovely ideas that people have come up with. Mind boggling. For those of you who have followed my blog since last Advent, you may remember that I decided to make an envelope calendar since I wasn’t able to sew one. This year, with only a few weeks left until the first Sunday of Advent, I can’t honestly say that I will sit down and sew one. Although I may in a last minute burst of creative insanity. There are so many kinds of Advent calendars to choose from, those merely for chocolaty treats to those with ideas for daily family activities or scripture verses. Last year we had a list with an action item for each day.
I can’t remember now if it was because I was pregnant or just because I was over enthusiastic while writing the ideas, but I was overwhelmed by the daily things I had written. By the end of Advent I felt like it was more of a To Do list than a way of really preparing our hearts for Christ. Although not entirely sure what we will be doing this year since Ben will be in New Zealand for half of Advent, I would like to share something very special with you.