Monday, December 21, 2009

Advent Surprise

Each morning during this Advent season, I have been writing a little note to my youngest daughter. This note then gets folded up and placed in a cute felt pocket, along with a little treat, and then placed on her bedroom doorknob for her to find when she wakes up. We have been following this little tradition for several years now. Many times I will find the same felt pocket placed on the stairs that go up to my bedroom with a little note and treat inside for me. Through the years I have saved every single note from her. They are so sweet.

Recently, my treat from her was a package of Christmas pencils. It has not been uncommon for me to give the kids "fun" pencils throughout the years; but to actually get my own package really was a treat for me. And the very best thing about this particular package of pencils is that there were two (yes, two!) red pencils with white polka dots on them inside. What fun I will be having making lists in the near future!


Annie said...

What a cute idea. I will have to do this with Darby when she is a little older. :o)

The Library Lady said...

What a sweet idea. I have an idea book that when I see an idea or a recipe that I would love to try I BORROW them, print them out, add them to my book. I have one for decorating/craft ideas and one for recipes. I've just added this idea about leaving the advent things on the doorknob. I love that. I will definitely use that next year. Thanks for sharing. Love those dotted pencils too.

The Library Lady

Sheila said...

I was a bit disappointed with myself this year since I did not do an Advent calendar with my children. There are so many great ideas (like this one) to celebrate Advent; I am certain I could have done something simple.

I did start a tradition last year with the children. Since I set out presents under the tree before Christmas Day, the children will all try to figure out what is in their own packages. Last year I started code names; since I have seven children, they each became one of Snow White's Seven Dwarfs.

This year each of them is a day of the week. I plan to read to them the poem about Monday's Child and then reveal which child each is along with the day they were each born. It doesn't match up exactly because some of them were born on the same day of the week, but it has made the wait before opening packages more fun for them and me.

Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!