I have always loved Advent Calendars. It started with my little paper-open-the-flap-read-the-Scripture calendar I had as a little girl. In 2008, I wrote a post about the BEST Advent Calendars EVER. I think this is what started me on the road to Truth in the Tinsel. (Seriously, go back and read that post, you’ll see what kind of Adventy-calendar stuff we were doing when Lydia was just 2!) There’s also the 2009 edition and the homemade Advent Calendar edition. Plus, my Advent Calendar Pinterst Board is almost famous! I could seriously cover my house in Advent Calendars in December!
There is something so magical about a countdown. Something thrilling about knowing you’ll open all the flaps, or fill all the boxes. The anticipation of the calendar is the perfect way to show our kids how the world was holding it’s breath for the Messiah’s arrival! And how we can do the same!
Today, in the spirit of Advent Calendars (do they have a spirit? probably not.), in celebration of 12 more days till Truth in the Tinsel and basic I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS, Dayspring is giving you the most fabulous deal ever on an Advent Calendar!
Just look at the adorableness of this Redeemed Countdown Calendar!
I love chalkboard anything because the kids can’t wait to get their hands on a piece of chalk! Why is chalk so awesome?! (Did you know the first advent calendars were just chalk marks on the wall?)
This calendar has 25 spots to check off, so we experimented with literally X-ing them out.
Then, we thought it would be fun to draw a picture of our Truth in the Tinsel clues in each one. So, I’m not a great artist. But hey–the kids remembered them all by themselves!
No matter how we use it this December, it will be just another small step in leading the kids (and ourselves) in anxiously awaiting our Savior!
Dayspring is offering my ohAmanda readers and Truth in the Tinsel friends (that’s you!) a 50% off discount on this Redeemed Countdown Calendar with code OhAmanda50. Which makes the already good price of $19.99 only $9.99! Y’all! Ten bucks for this cuteness!
This code is only good November 18-November 25, 2013. And there is no limit to how many you can buy! I’m thinkin’ Christmas gifts, y’all! Go ahead–you don’t even have to leave me a comment. Just click on over and get one for yourself! *wink*
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