Sep 13, 2010

More Craftiness!

Last Christmas, I started looking for an Advent calendar. I had never had one and the ones that I found were either really cheesy or involved a piece of chocolate for 24 days and I didn't need one more excuse to put on weight. We had just learned of our referral and I told Le I wanted to do something different for Advent. I wanted to remember to keep Christ in the middle of Christmas and I wondered if I didn't' live in America, what would I want for Christmas? My answers made themselves onto my very own handmade Advent calendar. I cut out 24 different paper envelopes, attached a prayer request on the inside and each day, Le and I prayed for water, orphans, family, etc.

My girlfriends saw them and demanded that I make them each one this year. So I thought this year it would also be a good fundraiser. Le and I decided that we wouldn't spend another Christmas giving each other meaningless gifts, but that we would find a project and support it with the money we would have spent on each other. All of the profits from the Advent calendars we sell will fund our Christmas project (which we haven't taken a family vote on yet).

Here's a peek:





I can also customize an envelope or two to include a family pic or the pic of a sponsorship child or a referral pic. Just let me know. You can send me a message or check out the etsy site for order information.
Here's to changing Christmas, one prayer at a time.

7 comments:

Kelly Jo said...

these are great!! i am gonna go check out your store. :)

Lara said...

Awesome! I would love to do an Advent calendar, and girl, I don't need chocolate either!! I will have to check those out!

Gayla said...

Um, YES PLEASE!!!! Going to your store later today!!!

Deb said...

Hello- aren't you a lawyer?!?! When do you have time for all this cool stuff?!

Amy said...

I loved these from the moment I walked into your living room and saw them hanging there. Um, yes, I want one. Maybe if we go away in October we could spend our girl's weekend making them?! Love you!!!!

Baby Blues and Wrestling Moves said...

What an awesome idea!

Sharla said...

What a great idea! I love hoe the focus becomes God and others instead of the holiday commercialism.