Thursday, December 3, 2009

Celebrating Advent

This year, our family is beginning a new Christmas tradition. During this Advent season, we are celebrating Christ's coming and anticipating His return through this Daily Advent Reading.

A couple of months ago, Russell and I decided to create our family advent calendar. I enjoyed the project so much because it allowed me to be creative with the sewing machine, as well as with hand embroidery!

Our Christmas Advent Calendar Pouches...
Each number is hand-embroidered, which gives a sweet, 'care-ful' touch.

Each pouch will contain a little something sweet (a fun candy or chocolate) for Rhys as he gets older, but most importantly, each will hold a piece of cardstock with the Scripture verses from this Daily Advent Reading, which we will read together as a family leading up to December 25th, the birthdate of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

7 comments:

Davis said...

what a great idea!! i love traditions like this and make Christ the center is the most important thing :)

Katie said...

Wow! That looks like a painstaking project! Nice work!

Darby said...

Wow! Shireen, I love it! What a treasure it will be for Rhys as he gets bigger! Still going to email you back about machines... sorry it's taken me a few days!!

Eleanor Oser said...

Shireen your calander looks great!! Would you share a tutorial on how you made it? I would love to make something like this! I hope you are doing great!

HB said...

SHIREEN! This turned out so well. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. So glad you got it done and posted on the blog. Feel like I haven't seen you guys out in FOREVER.

Missy Morgan said...

i love that idea and it looks great!! if only i was handly with a sewing machine =)
i would love to do something like that!

Angie Davis said...

wow - cannot imagine the patience it took to embroider all of these! it looks great. your kids will love it, and how beautiful it will be to pass it down one day.