You may notice that it really isn’t a calendar at all! I wanted a way for our family to celebrate the days leading up to the birth of Christ that would help keep our focus on Him.
I picked up several packs of small metal votive candles that had bases the height of a roll of washi tape. I counted out 24 and taped them in white, silver, and gold.
They looked really pretty simply wrapped in tape! For decorative purposes I considered skipping the next step but decided that writing the verses on the votives was safer than having to keep track of a list. If you’d prefer to keep the candles free of text you could keep a list on the computer or print out a sheet and keep it nearby.
If your curious I used 24 passages from Blue Letter Bible’s list of names, titles, and characters of Jesus Christ.
Don’t forget to stop in tomorrow to find out where you’re headed for day 2!
And again, you can also use the interactive advent calendar to follow along.