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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:11 am 
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Location: Alberta, Canada
My Avon lady never fails to bring me a book every so often (even if I don't buy anything)
As I scanned the pages I noticed a very cute advent calender. I looks like two clothes lines with christmas stockings they have the count down numbers on each stocking. The stockings are all empty :thumbsup :happydance I think it is really cute.
I am going to order this and I am thrilled I get to fill it on my own. My children are in their teens but they always want an advent calender. Also at this time of year I may find some SMALL chocolates to use as long as they don't look like they are for Halloween. :frightened

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:11 pm 
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I place rockets, starburst skittles or mini candycanes in the pockets. You can also put a coupon for something special in... :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:14 pm 
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I just bought the Playschool one, and am excited! Even though my ds is 10 now, I still feel like he's been cheated all these years. He helped me put it together, and is looking forward to setting up the display every day!


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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Dd would love this http://www.amazon.com/Littlest-Pet-Shop ... B000XBRNRY

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:44 pm 
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Susan, I'm sure I saw that one at Superstore last year.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:06 pm 
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She's not getting it! She has enough LPS pieces. :roll:

I have an advent calendar from Dollarama. It's 3 years old and still works just fine.
I also have an advent treasury of Christmas stories that we go through.

Re: Christmas books...I love Pippin the Christmas pig
http://www.amazon.com/Pippin-Christmas- ... 0439650623

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:59 pm 
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I find that although the chocolate ones seem appealing they have the most fun with the non food calendars, good old fashioned paper rings or tying ribbons on a home made advent calendar.


This one was fun. We used cotton balls to fill in the beard.

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?b=m& ... santa2.gif

The 12 days of Christmas is something I did one year. I wrapped 12 tiny dollar store type trinkets and marked them 1-12, opening one each day.
I did the same for my grama who was in a seniors home. I decorated one large brown grocery store bag to hold the 12 little parcels - I attached a poem explaining to open one each day and then I marked the gifts 1 - 12. To wrap each gift I just used brown paper lunch bags and with on gift tags wrote a number. I used all home made items that DD and I made together, (DS wasn't born yet), drawings, crafts etc.. She loved it and the excitement each morning became and event for the residents on her entire floor and staff. So if anyone is looking for a gift for grandparents etc. who have everything it was a great hit.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:46 pm 
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Just bought a Lego City Advent calendar for the boys. They build figures each day. It cost $40 at Walmart.

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Just bought a playmobil avent calendar ($25), each day is a new playpiece that goes with a Christmas nature scene.

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:06 pm 
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Advent Calendar - I purchased one last year from "Guardian Angel Foods" out of Quebec

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:03 am 
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Guardien Angel Advent Calendars on sale now!
http://www.alimentsangegardien.com/guar ... produit=38
:happydance
Too bad my kid doesn't like chocolate... :dungetit

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:16 pm 
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I saw a Playdoh advent calendar at Zellers today.

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:36 pm 
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The guardian angel ones were a hit here last year, so i,ve already ordered mine. One thing crossed off my list!

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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:52 pm 
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I was in Superstore today and saw two non-food versions of advent calendars. One was a plush fabric tree about two feet tall with numbered decorations to count the days. The other was a wooden house with little doors for you to put in the treats you choose.
My hairdresser told me of a homemade advent calendar she had been given. The base was a minimuffin tin (twentyfour type). Little personalized treats, notes gifts are placed in each muffin slot. Covers could be made from felt or construction paper and held in place with magnetic tape.

I send twenty four little gifts to my mother who lives across the country. It brings us a little closer at Christmas time. I include recipes, old family pictures, pretty napkins and numerous other items I can find. I sent her a cloth advent calender a few years ago. Now I have to be creative each year to keep up the tradition.


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 Post subject: Re: Advent calenders??
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:14 am 
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I've also seen simple felt wall hanging with felt loops running down the center. These were numbered and a plastc candy cane was inserted into a loop with the number that corresponded to the countdown until the big day. This was at Dollarama and while it it simple enough to make, I'm sure you couldn't make it for the price!

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