Create a Special Advent Calendar for Next Christmas

December 26th, 2008 in member junk     
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This advent calendar has been in the family for over 30
years and we’re as excited to open and hang the little trinkets and treasures now as we
were when we were young!
Mom and Aunt Elsa fabricated it out of burlap, felt and
ribbon/tassel...
...and we all collected the treasures over the years to include a
special rock found during a favorite summer vacation, an old silver dime from
Grandpa, a swimming medal, old gold locket, etc., etc. 
 
 
Each item is wrapped in tissue and stored in its little
pouch then hung on the tree as the days count down to Christmas Day. Then,
after Christmas, each item is re-wrapped and put away for next year.
 
This advent calendar has been in the family for over 30
years and we’re as excited to open and hang the little trinkets and treasures now as we
were when we were young!

 

This advent calendar has been in the family for over 30 years and we’re as excited to open and hang the little trinkets and treasures now as we were when we were young!


 

Here’s a neat heirloom project you can start creating and collecting for next year.

This advent calendar has been in the family for over 30 years and we’re as excited to open and hang the little trinkets and treasures now as we were when we were young! Mom and Aunt Elsa fabricated it out of burlap, felt and ribbon/tassel and we all collected the treasures over the years to include a special rock found during a favorite summer vacation, an old silver dime from Grandpa, a swimming medal, etc., etc.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Family Original :-)
posted in: member junk, seasonal, artwork, , whimsical, family room, fabric, game room

Comments (6)

writes: Thanks for the comments gals! Sorry I've been kinda scant - been holiday-ing, etc... More posts to come...

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday too!

Big Hug, JennyK Posted: 10:53 pm on December 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Great post Jenny. I absolutely love all the little trinkets you have in the pockets. Great share!

I hope you are enjoying yourself during the holidays!
Candy Posted: 8:28 pm on December 27th
georgiamoon writes: Jenny, this is so special, thanks for sharing this with us. Hope your Holiday was fantastic! Talk soon, Georgia Posted: 3:26 pm on December 27th
junkermidge writes: What a wonderful family treasure and thanks for sharing it.
I've neither done the advent calendar thing, but always meant to. I think I'll finally give it a try for my family for next year. I love that yours has little trinkets that represent family memories. Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge Posted: 3:11 pm on December 27th
suewhitney writes: Hi Jenny,

I love this. Family heirloom advent calendars are so special and you can tell this one was crafted with great care and love. Enjoy the rest of you hoiday week!

Take care.
Sue Posted: 11:45 am on December 27th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Jenny, This is just beautiful and so special. What a wonderful family tradition. Thanks for sharing it with us! Hope you had a lovely holiday. Kimberly Posted: 11:29 am on December 27th
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