Sarah Ashworth, of Making Christmas Count

November 30, 2013 05:34 AM MST
One of my fondest memories of childhood Christmases was my mother's home-made advent. It was a green felt tree hot-glued onto a burlap background. The tree was covered with numbered, white, felt ornament-pockets containing a Christmas story and a mini-candy cane. After we read the story -- and ate the candy -- we turned the ornament over to display a related picture on the tree. I don't remember any of the stories, but I loved watching the tree fill up with pictures as I anticipated Christmas day. The anticipation!
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