Do you have favorite Christmas things or decorations from your childhood? My favorite is hands-down an advent calendar that my mother made. It was a red and green plaid wall hanging with a big, green, felt Christmas tree and rows of pockets along the bottom. Each pocket contained a different felt ornament, and every day leading up to Christmas, my siblings and I would take turns adding one of the ornaments to the tree. On Christmas Eve, we would pull out the last ornament – a little manger holding the baby Jesus – and add it to our fully decorated tree.
When I decided to make a new advent calendar for our family, I knew I wanted to do a modern version of the tree advent I had loved as a child.
DIY Modern Advent Calendar