Saturday, 6 December 2008

Advent

I was moaning (but not seriously) about being the only one without an Advent calendar this year, and Sally set to work and made me this. It's an Advent poem, with a new word revealed every day. So far, we've got: Christmas - Baubles - on - the - tree. A whole line! I can't wait to find out what comes next. Any ideas?

22 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! For us it's been the traditional chocolate calander though the oldest boy and I are making our way through a Lego advent calendar which is pretty cool.

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  2. The next word will be 'Star'... or 'Fairy' or 'three' or ...
    I'm going to make one now...
    Sx

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  3. I know - it's addictive, isn't it Scarlett? You should see some of our suggestions for the next line - some of which are even printable!

    I like the lego calendar, Steve. I'll look out for one of those for Charlie next year!

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  4. Well, I like it. I'm really sick of those chocolate things, you know , a simpsons or Hannah Montana advent calander where you get a chocolate every day.

    I used to love mine where you simply opened the window and got a picture. But I have to say I like the Lego calender too. xxx

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  5. That is so sweet.

    I've just realised that I'm the only one without an advent calendar in my house too !

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  6. What a lot of work she must have put in to make this for you. She must love you very much :)

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  7. This made me go 'awwwwww'...what a sweet idea!

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  8. I don't have an advent calendar either and I do not think that my husband is likely to make me one. Enjoy your home made one. Perhaps Sally could go into production for next year.

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  9. Errr "I love you and you love me"? Or "I want more chocolates" (that one doesn't rhyme, though).

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  10. I love you and you love me - you'll just have to wait and see! No, Gadjo. Sorry.

    I think mass-production is a great idea, CW. I think Jenny would buy one, maybe Auntie Gwen too!

    The next line's proving something of a teaser - we've now got 'presents', 'waiting' and 'for'. This is a winner, isn't it? Interest sustained for the whole of Advent. If only I could find a goodle gadget to include it in the blog!

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  11. Advent Calendars are a Christmas 'must' for us...although neither of us particularly enjoy the cooking chocolate that seems to be used. At home we have a malteser's one, in the office a freebie that came in the post, and there's a digital one on Sky News. But without question I like yours the bestest!

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  12. I just wanted to thank you for the moral support on wreath-making over at Multitude. Good on you for making a wreath!

    And I LOVE your homemade Advent Calendar . . . but I haven't a clue what comes next. Mince pies?

    Yesterday I found a lovely old children's books Advent Calendar (from the Bodleian Library collection) and I had to get it for myself. Even though it was already December 6th.

    Please do tell us what is behind 24 -- when the time comes of course, because I'm sure you won't peek!

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  13. I like the idea of the Maltesers calendar NB! Sounds just my sort of thing, although food for the brain (as in Sally's poem) is just as good.
    Welcome along, Bee. As you can see, we're a family of 'makers'. Charlie even joins in too - he makes a mess!

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  14. What a cute idea and creative too..you'll have to keep us posted as to the outcome of the poem!

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  15. Great idea! My kids have the usual advent calendars that dispense chocolate. They like it.

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  16. Mat bought me a maltesers calender, but it's a swizz! small choc shapes behind the doors, no maltesers til the 24th :(

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  17. Get 'em under Trades Description legislation, Katy. Rip off!

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  18. gotta love originality. Have fun!

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  19. It certainly is original, Caroline. I've never seen one like it in the shops. But then, poetry is Sally's big thing - she's even published (via Lulu) the traditional slim volume in collaboration with a friend! It's called 'Pink Poems'; I think they're marvellous.

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  21. I can now reveal the next line -
    Christmas Presents for you and me! So no winners this time, I'm afraid.

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