Friday, December 9, 2011

Homemade Christmas Gifts Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Homemade Christmas Gifts Blog Hop hosted by Carla from Racin' Crafts.
This is a short Hop today with 7 crafty ladies with some great ideas.   Make sure you check out everyone's creations!
And- stop back tomorrow to see some more handmade gift ideas!

My Homemade Gift is for the Christmas season- not just Christmas day.

It is an Advent Calendar.


From the outside it looks like a book.


When you open the front cover, you see:


We have never had an Advent Calendar so I thought this would be a great way to teach my girls the story of Jesus' birth.  Each box of the calendar contains a Bible passage that tells a little bit of the story, and each night they read the new passage and we discuss it as a family.  Oh-- and there's candy and other goodies in each box too!  Talk about motivation to get ready for bed each night!!

Thanks for letting me share a bit of our new Christmas tradition with all of you.

Since I mentioned candy--- I have a little to share with one lucky follower.
And since it's Christmas time, it's just going to have to be a surprise!  No peeking!

Your next stop is Barbara.

Here is the whole line up:
1. Carla- http://racincrafts.blogspot.com
2. Erin - http://deeplyrootedlife.blogspot.com/
3. JulieK- http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
4.  Barbara B- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
5.  Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
6. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
7. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/



19 comments:

  1. Really cute advent calendar. Yum candy.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianmlarson.blogspot.com

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  2. What a cool idea!
    New follower!

    -Brittney
    rnbw_skittles32@hotmail.com
    www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com

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  3. It looks like something you would buy at a designer boutique!Excellent job,TFS.

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  4. OMGosh!!!! This is out-stinking-standing. I super love how you made it look like a book.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  5. I need to make one of these! You did a great job!

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  6. I love this advent calendar Julie! Would love to see a tutorial on how you did this. My youngest is 14 now so we don't really do advent calendars at my house anymore but this would be such a great gift for somebody else! Thanks for sharing :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  7. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for sharing your beautiful Advent Calendar. I love it, it's beautiful and it has a very important meaning.

    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

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  8. WOW!!! This turned out awesome Julie!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Julie, what a great idea. Very creative and love that the girls are so enthusiastic. Great job!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dee B

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  10. This is great! I love that you added bible verses, great idea!

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  11. Very cool! I never grew up with an advent calendar, but my cousins did. I was always jealous because I thought they were so cool! I love this one. It looks fabulous!

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  12. Omg Julie! This is awesome!!
    Tfs

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  13. I love that!! a way to teach and countdown and not lose focus! beautiful calendar! parkernana5@cox.net

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  14. this is so pretty ...love the idea for this one

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  15. I'm in love with this advent calendar. Love the papers and the colors.
    Ashley
    http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  16. Too cute! A fabulous idea as well as a gift and decoration.
    Barbara
    barbarab3.blogspot.com

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  17. what a great idea for an advent calendar. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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