The First Day of Advent

I have five advent calendars in my house this year although I only stuffed four of them with gifts.

I purchased two of these advent calendars one for my hubby and I! This one is stuffed with candy and a few handmade ornaments for my Hubby.

I picked up this little basket at the dollar store so I’d have a place to store and display them.

The next set is my Daughter’s. We had a broken stick catastrophe so I went back to the dollar store for two more baskets so they match.

The next calendar is my sons

I honestly think I prefer the advent calendars in the baskets.

The kids had a few items that were too big so they got wrapped and stuffed into the baskets by my daughter.

The last advent calendar is mine. I bought enough candy for an extra one and I gave my daughter my bin of yarn scraps so that she could make a fun calendar for me. They have yarn advent calendars for sale but they are $200.00 and I can’t justify spending that kind of money on myself especially around Christmas.

I crocheted this granny square a while back to see how much yarn I’d need for each one. I think that I’d like to make an advent blanket with these squares. It might take ten years to make enough squares but just think of how many Christmas memories will be worked up in that blanket. Plus all of the memories of the original projects that the scrap yarn came from.

I’ll post again about these advent granny blanket squares at the end of advent.

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6 Replies to “The First Day of Advent”

  1. I love these, they are super cute. Well done. I bought a advent calendar (with chocolates) for my son in law, and he just went ahead and ate the first 23. lol. According to him, he felt like chocolate. I will need to make another plan I guess. 🙂
    Enjoy opening yours one at a time.

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