LDS Advent Calendar Gift Idea

So, just got the cutest gift from my awesome neighbor and I thought I would share.. I have heard of this before, but never been on top of Christmas enough to start it from the beginning. I thought the description of this cute calendar would be best just straight up taken from LDS.org:
President Gordon B. Hinckley has said, “Christmas means ‘giving.’ The Father gave His Son and the Son gave His life. Without giving there is no true Christmas, and without sacrifice there is no true worship” (BYU Speeches, 14 Dec. 1960, 3).

This advent calendar has no doors to open every day, no angels to glue on. But you can bring it to life and grow closer to the Savior by giving of yourself and learning to sacrifice this Christmas. The words of the prophets and the scriptures you will read each day highlight various parts of the birth, ministry, and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. The suggested activities will help you draw closer to the Savior as you try to have a “true Christmas” as President Hinckley has suggested. Feel free to alter the activities to suit your individual circumstances.

With it, she gave me a little tree that includes an ornament per day. I know this will encourage my kids to love doing it, too. If you don’t have a copy, the link is here.

http://lds.org/new-era/1998/12/oh-come-all-ye-faithful-an-advent-calendar?lang=eng

shiny and bright

Cute little Bauer! Poor guy has to let me stick him in a basket with ornaments. He’s always so happy no matter what.. He did get a little fussy when I tried to get him to look up and he tipped all the way over. Only I could make a little photo shoot like this dangerous. I edited and edited and couldn’t get them quite how I wanted, but I really wanted to do a sneaker peeker..