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Advent Calendars Overload!

Keeping the real meaning of Christmas at the center of our home can be a challenge when the media does such a great job of "selling" Christmas as a toy holiday.  December 1st, brings so many things to our home..with the countdown to Christmas being the most exciting, for the kiddies!  We have 7 advent calendars this year! 
 (two I did not even put up this year)

Let each generation tell its children of Your might acts.  Psalm 145:4

Zachary has his Lego Advent Calendar - Star Wars theme this year. 
(always shuts his

This is a new one from Avon.  It lights up and can be used each year.

These are from Dayspring and I love them!  
They have picture surprises and a piece of the story of Jesus each day. 
Each girl has one. Love the fact that they have magnets on the back also.
I bought these on last years clearance at Dayspring and held on to them.
Originally $ 7.99, think I paid $ 1.00

Also each child has one of the fun chocolate behind each window
advent calendar.  Compliments of our great friend, Miss Meg.
These are for after lunch time!  

Looking forward to a fun filled Christmas weekend with our town tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, Tree Party (we have brunch and then all go to get our trees at a local farm - lots of families involved), pageant rehearsal and then lunch at Bubby's to see her tree and a few treats!

Have you started decorating yet?


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