Advent Calendar!

Many thanks to my German friend for introducing my family to the advent calendar even before we fully embraced the tradition.  This year, however, I came up with something each day for the children to do before they get their daily treat.  Sundays are busy for us, so I decided to make use of the Christmas cookie sheet molds I received as a gift and make tasty sugar cookies as a treat for all.

Advent is a season of waiting, of preparation.  I also think it’s a time of excitement, merriment to be spent with family and friends, not without consideration of those in need.  Of course, I encourage you to make your own list, but to jump-start your brainstorm, here’s our list, some names removed.

May your December start with a heaping of kindness.

  1. Do a kindness for a sibling.

  2. Donate clothes to shelter.

  3. Send a letter to a friend.

  1. Make sure the house is especially clean.

  2. Be kind to your Dad.

  1. Happy St. Nicholas Day!!!

  2. Make cards for teachers.

  3. Do a chore not on your list.

  4. Help Mom prepare Christmas cards.

  5. Draw a picture for a grandparent.

  6. Spend 5 minutes in prayer before school.

  7. Give thanks outdoors! Play outside if you can.

  8. Enjoy your cookie!

  9. Call Grandma and Uncle.

  10. Mark cards for a nursing home.

  11. Call Grandma and Uncle.

  12. Call Grandpa and Papa.

  13. Call Nana&Papa and Cousin.

  14. Call Godparents.

  15. Enjoy your cookie!

  16. Get thank-you notes ready.

  17. Spend 30 minutes in prayer.

  18. Do something kind for Alexander; it is his birthday.

  19. Help Mom in the kitchen.

  20. Merry Christmas! Rejoice!

  1. Do a kindness for a sibling.

  2. Donate clothes to shelter.

  3. Send a letter to a friend.

  1. Make sure the house is especially clean.

  2. Be kind to your Dad.

  1. Happy St. Nicholas Day!!!

  2. Make cards for teachers.

  3. Do a chore not on your list.

  4. Help Mom prepare Christmas cards.

  5. Draw a picture for a grandparent.

  6. Spend 5 minutes in prayer before school.

  7. Give thanks outdoors! Play outside if you can.

  8. Enjoy your cookie!

  9. Call Grandma Arnold and Uncle Alan.

  10. Mark cards for a nursing home.

  11. Call Grandma Donna and Uncle Wayne.

  12. Call Grandpa Bill and Papa Stan.

  13. Call Nana&Papa and Cousin Angye.

  14. Call Godparents – Bill & Pam and Christine.

  15. Enjoy your cookie!

  16. Get thank-you notes ready.

  17. Spend 30 minutes in prayer.

  18. Do something kind for Alexander.

  19. Help Mom in the kitchen.

  20. Merry Christmas! Rejoice!

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