See that? I made that. Both child and the advent calendar!
It took me about 3 days to complete. I wanted to do a larger (and much nicer) one, but I waited to long to start making it. My local Joann's didn't have any shade of green felt by the yard so I had to buy the 9x12 sheets and sewed 4 of them together. The pockets are about 2x2 inches. The numbers, pockets, star, and tree were all stiched by hand.
Christopher was all excited when I put this up this morning. His favorite part is the star, not sure how I feel about that.
Day 1 on our Advent Calendar: Decorate the Christmas tree!
We decided to do the "Elf on the Shelf" this year. I've seen other people who have done it with their kids and I absolutely love the idea.
This little guy appeared in our tree while watching the movie "Elf." He brought a special book, candy cane, and a note from Santa with him. After we read the story about the Elf on the Shelf, Christopher named him "Rocky."
Christopher munching on his candy cane from "Rocky"