Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Back from Paris and our Advent calendar

Bonjour!  I have been in Paris!  I was lucky enough to tag along with my husband on a business trip.  I can not even express how exciting it was for me to be able to experience Paris at Christmastime!!!  

Before we left for Paris, I made an Advent calendar for the kids.  I found the cutest little Kraft paper bags on Etsy and decided to use those to create our Advent calendar.

We did a similar Advent calendar last year and it was a big hit...I filled the bags with a small treat for the kids every day and my husband and I also took turns writing the kids a note of love and encouragement, telling them how proud we were of various different things they have done.  I like to use the Christmas season to remind the kids of Jesus' love for us and that we need to speak more kindly to one another and treat each other the way He would want us to.  So the Advent calendar is a nice blend of fun for the kids and a way to remind them to remember the reason for the season!