This year I wanted to create a special Advent project for our family. Something that we can use for years to come. Something the kids will enjoy. And big enough to hold almost any sort of treat.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the Christian Advent tradition, it goes like this: The Advent season is the period at the start of the month of December, from the 1st to the 24th. The idea is to use the time leading up to Christmas as a time of anticipation and preparation for celebrating Jesus’ birth. It’s long been a custom for kids to have an Advent calendar where a door is opened each day. Behind the door might be a sticker or a small treat, something to keep excitement and anticipation high.
Making this tree was a good family project. The steps are simple and my two older girls helped out with just about everything.