Advent calendars have gained popularity over the past several years. Advent marks the beginning of the Christmas season and in Latin means “arrival” which represents the approach of Christ’s birth. The first known advent’s date back several centuries and had a more religious meaning than some we commonly see today.
Here are a few of the items that my son has in his advent:
- vintage pocket knife
- gift cards
- us coins
- gold dollars
- dog treats (for our pup obviously)
- small games
- magic tricks
- hand sanitizer
- chap stick
These things can add up and get a little pricey so this counts as one of his presents. Also having more than one child to provide gifts for can hurt your wallet. I have additional advent ideas on my website www.GreenOwlCrafts.com so please visit if you would like to try something new as your family tradition.
Amanda Causey is Marketing Director for Prince William Living. She also has a crafting blog, Green Owl Crafts as well as a photography business. Visit her websites to see crafts, recipes, decor inspiration and more.