Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And Yet More Advent...

I have a feeling that, by the time December 1st actually rolls around, we'll have so many advent calendars around here that we'll spend all day every day up to Christmas opening doors, drinking advent tea, and, now, flipping over little numbered red hearts.

I was inspired by this advent calendar, which reveals a letter of a hidden message each day. A lovely way to count down to Christmas, without it having to mean more sweets to eat!

So, on the backside of each heart is a letter, and on Christmas Eve, when the final one is turned, it will read "We wish you a Merry Christmas."

And yes, it's another good use for my peppermint wool or your baker's twine!

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Catherine said...

That is such a cool idea! I love your heart bunting for Christmas and as a bonus it's a advent calendar, very clever.:)

monkeemoomoo said...

I absolutely love this a advent calender. Will I have time to make it?

I have just discovered your lovely blog. I've become a follower and am hoping that Bramble Bear wants to move to Australia. I just know he will love our beaches!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Cool idea! I can't wait till my little ones are old enough to read messages like that! (Not that I want to them to grow up any time soon - mind you!)

Astrid said...

Thanks for the lovely feedback! It was very quick to make... just rather a lot of fiddly snipping!

another donkey design by kate said...

Ooh - these are cute too. Keep my spotty pegs in mind for next year (or they also make great little presents too!)
Thanks for visitng my blog!

Astrid said...

Thanks, Kate, I will do!

feresaknit said...

I love that idea with the advent hearts - a grandma I know would love it and she wouldn't get told off my her daughter in law!