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Counting the days

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I have a special Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. Each day during Advent, I hang one ‘ornament.’ The ornaments are made from plain cardstock, ribbon and various bits of decor — buttons, tiny baskets, brooches, earrings. We count down the days from the first Sunday in Advent (this year, November 28, 2021).

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To make these, I selected a shape I liked from the internet, used a fancy font to add the number of days (written out, but you could also use a number), printed and cut out the shape. Then, with a glue gun, I attached a bit of decor and used a hole punch to add ribbon for hanging.

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The ornaments can be hung from a small tree or branch, or from a dowel suspended from the ceiling. I hang our ornaments from an old fashioned clothes dryer I have attached to the wall.

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Enjoy the days leading up to Christmas. They can be hectic, but take the time to sit and think about the good things in your life.

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Take care in this time of pandemic.

Jane

Written by jane tims

December 18, 2021 at 7:00 am

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  1. Jane, your ornaments are wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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    Maureen Boone

    December 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

  2. A lovely idea!

    Wishing you all the best this holiday season and on into the New year! Nadine

    On Sat, 18 Dec 2021 at 07:05, nichepoetryandprose wrote:

    > jane tims posted: ” I have a special Advent calendar to count down the > days until Christmas. Each day during Advent, I hang one ‘ornament.’ The > ornaments are made from plain cardstock, ribbon and various bits of decor > — buttons, tiny baskets, brooches, earrings. We count d” >

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    naturalsenseofwonder

    December 18, 2021 at 10:45 am

  3. What an inspired idea — you’re so creative! This year I dried out some citrus slices in the oven and made a garland of them with wooden beads to hang in the kitchen window. The sun shining through them late in the afternoon is lovely. Merry Christmas, Jane! 🎄

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    Barbara Rodgers

    December 18, 2021 at 9:35 am


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