Something Kinda Different nativity advent giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed***

Growing up, we had this pretty cool nativity advent calendar that my mom made out of felt, and we all loved taking turns each night adding one piece to the manger scene. Of course, with 8 kids we only got 3 turns, but still. It is one of my favorite memories!

My mom and dad recently started a new website called somethingkindadifferent.com with some of their handmade goods-and they have an Etsy shop too!

 

 They now sell kits to make this faux stained glass felt nativity advent-and also sell assembled advents-but they really don’t take much time to put together!

I love that each piece has it’s own little spot on the window! They stick to the backing piece which makes it easy and fun to re-arrange the scene. (I may recall stacking the animals on top of each other…)

The kit includes a brief verse of scripture and a carol verse to be sung each night, assembly instructions, a wood dowel, ribbon for hanging, a black backing panel with sewn casing for the dowel to fit in, blue window shapes, blue and green center panels and all the pre cut parts and pieces to make each figure:

Cave style stable
Mary and Joseph
Three shepherds
Three sheep
Three kings
Donkey and Cow
Manger with or without hay
Angel
Angel choir
Bright Star
6 smaller stars
The baby Jesus

This Nativity Calendar is handcrafted in your choice of recycled acrylic felt or wool felt for quality and durability.

They also sell the pattern!


So how would you like a chance to win a kit to make your very own nativity advent?

They also have a coupon code for free shipping during the duration of this giveaway! Just enter the code:  CRAFTINESS when you check out!

Two ways to enter!

1. Head over to their shop and check out the other goods they have! Then leave a comment on this post with your favorite Christmas tradition! Leave an email address please so I can contact you if you win.

2. “Like” something kinda different on Facebook.

This giveaway open to US residents only.

This giveaway will end Sunday the 27th. Good luck! 

Comments

  1. My family does an annual dinner at Outback, followed by a drive through the most Christmas decorated homes in our area. We love this tradition!

    corgret2 @ gmail.com

  2. dicksonfamily1@msn.com
    On Christmas eve we always go to my parents for dinner when we get home the girls open up a gift from us which is alway pajamas they put them on and then we go outside and sprinkle oatmeal for the reindeers on the grass. Finally we come inside and set out the cookies and milk. Once we are ready for bed we go upstairs and say our prayers. This year that the girls are older 3&6 we are going to read the story of the birth of Jesus. I can’t wait for Christmas eve :)

  3. Hi Jess congratulations for your hand made . I have a two boys , 23 and 25 years old , the time is so quickly. Enjoy your time
    Wishes for a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Send love and hugs and wish for your family on this special occasion.

    http://tearpiaocupacional.blogspot.com/

  4. My families christmas eve tradition is Pjs. My mom used to buy everyone pjs but a few years ago we all decided that we would pull names and everyone would give to someone else. I always make the ones I give a way which is really fun. Last year we had my sister and her daughter and I made them matching ballerina pjs.

  5. /i liked something kinda different on Facebook

  6. I’ve been wanting to make a felt nativity advent calendar. This one is really cute!
    rebe476 @ gmail.com

  7. I love this Nativity kit – such a wonderful way to put Christ as the focus of your celebration. My favorite Christmas tradition is getting a new ornament each year with all of our names on it and the year. The kids love looking at the ornaments and saying things like, “Oh look, this was before I was born!,” etc. And the first ornament to go on the tree is always my husband and I’s “first Christmas together” ornament.

  8. This nativity is beautiful! out family tradition is reading the night before christmas in english and german on christmas eve (we’ve not german and no one speaks german but we found the book one year and had such a laugh trying to read it that it just stuck!)

  9. I LOVE this!

    My favorite tradition growing up that my mom started was to give us something small (an ornament, christmas socks, or a christmas book, etc) to tide us over and get us in the Christmas spirit. We loved it!

    I really want this advent/nativity! Not a bad price!

  10. I love the advent calendar! Definitely need one! My favorite Christmas tradition was driving around town with my family to look at Christmas lights. Now I have a daughter and I can’t wait to take her this year!

    myjellybean10@gmail.com

  11. I like Something Kinda Different on facebook!

    myjellybean10@gmail.com

  12. This nativity is so cute. We open presents on Christmas eve, but before we do we read about the birth of Jesus. We also play this one Christmas tape, yes tape, while we open presents. It drives my husband crazy. But it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without it :)

  13. Very cool! We like to look at Christmas lights on Christmas eve before opening one present. emmillee(At)gmail(dot)com

  14. We make a birthday cake for Jesus and sing “Happy Birthday.” This advent calendar is awesome – I’d love to win it! Thanks :)
    nikki.ippel@gmail.com

  15. I Liked them on FB. to_lydia(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. My favorite tradition is our Family get together on Christmas Eve.
    to_lydia(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. A few traditions that we always do is new jammies, drive around and look at lights and buy gifts for a less fortunate family picked in the community!
    sarabasla at hotmail dot com

  18. Oh wow, that’s amazing! What a great idea! I have been married for almost 9 years and still don’t have a tradition. Too much change, not enough intentional-ness in the Christmas department. Other than the extended family gatherings (and the debate we have every year of whether we want to put the tree up with the toddlers…)! Fabulous giveaway! Thanks very much. My family would love this!

  19. I now LIKE them on FB. I think it’s wonderful to have something visual that the family can do together every day to remind them of Christ. I really really really like this.

  20. Our best Christmas traditions are food related… a traditional Ukrainian meal on Christmas Eve. Would love to win this amazing nativity advent calendar!

  21. We just joined the Church of JC of LDS so this year we are looking forward to learning new traditions to add to our family holiday activities. :)

    cameron.lawracy (at) gmail.com

  22. I liked something… on fb. username Nora Mac.

    Thanks!
    cameron.lawracy (at) gmail.com

  23. I liked them on Facebook. What a beautiful nativity scene!

  24. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and have two toddlers – our favorite Christmas tradition is the food. We always cook a traditional Middle Eastern Christmas dinner because Christ was from the Middle East :)

  25. My favorite Christmas tradition is the caroling. Oh, and tamales for Christmas Eve. Love the advent calenders!

  26. My favorite tradition is going to my in-laws for dinner Christmas Eve before church. We have gumbo, crab cakes and shrimp. So yummy!

  27. This is just the cutest thing! I liked them on FB. Thanks for the giveway.

  28. I liked somethingkindadifferent on facebook. Cool business!

  29. We go to the Christmas Eve service at my parents church each year. I love holding the candles and singing Christmas carols at the end of the service. It is a great way to start the celebrations of the night with family!

  30. My favorite tradition is having a picnic under the Christmas tree on Christmas eve. Everyone gets to pick one thing on our menu. :0)

  31. We love trimming the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, and watching Christmas movies all through December!

  32. Caroling! by far I love the voices all together no intraments needed! And the joy on the faces of thoses who you visit!

    sbm11685(at)yahoo(.)come

  33. I liked the facebook page! also I love this!! so neat what a great tradition I will have to think about this as my kids get a little bit bigger!

    sbm11685(at)yahoo(.)come

  34. I LOVE this nativity–I collect them and think this is so beautiful. I would love to add one to my collection and will probably purchase one if I don’t win it :) My favorite Christmas tradition is the music–mostly sacred music. I listen to the Cambridge Singers Christmas music for hours on end.
    katie.hawkes@gmail.com

  35. I also liked them on Facebook :)
    katie.hawkes@gmail.com

  36. One of my favorite family traditions is making shortbread cookies to give to neighbors. My ancestors are from Scotland, so it’s a fun time to connect to the past, connect with family and connect with neighbors all at once.

    rachelhawks7(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. We have a young family, so we are still establishing traditions, but on Christmas Eve, everyone gets one gift, a new pair of jammies. On Christmas morning, we read the Christmas story together.

    adamandem at yahoo dot com

  38. I love laying down on the floor to look up at the tree all lit up after we have decorated it.

  39. When the kids were little, the last thing they did before going to bed was to put the baby Jesus in the manger. They each had their own nativity set. They began receiving parts of their set when they publicly declared that they no longer believed in Santa Claus.

  40. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  41. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  42. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  43. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  44. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  45. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  46. This is absolutely adorable! I’d love to win!

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is that my mom buys my sister and I Christmas PJ’s every year and gives them to use on Christmas Eve (yes, even at adults). She now also buys them for our children too! :) (Our Hubbys are too manly for that sort of thing so they don’t get any! ;)

    gomez6281 at gmail dot com

  47. Glorious! My favorite was playing I spy with the christmas tree with my siblings.

  48. I liked them on facebook

  49. My favorite Christmas tradition is opening new PJs Christmas Eve and then taking pictures in them Christmas morning.

  50. OMG this is the cuttest idea ever really loved it! And it’s good to, if you want to use it for thanks guiving and easter!:D

    ***

  51. This is really nice. I wanted to make some kind of advent calendar for my grands to start a new tradition for them.

  52. I liked something kinda different on Facebook

  53. that’s nice that your parents offer the pattern, the kit, or the finished product in a choice of acrylic or wool !
    we do so many traditions during advent with our children, there are many favorites, it’s too difficult to pick just one

  54. fun to read everyone’s traditions; my favorite memory/tradition was gong to the Oakland temple every year to see the lights and watching mr. kreuger’s christmas while drinking hot cocoa from the thermos.

    in our own little family we have a christmas pyramid that i got in germany that we light every year.

    hurst_maggie@yahoo.com

    ps- happy birthday :)

  55. i also liked them on FB— i have always love and admired your parents’ creativity.

    hurst_maggie@yahoo.com

  56. I am so IN LOVE with that Nativity set! What a charming idea! :)

    My favorite holiday tradition was always baking cookies with my mama and setting up our tree/decorations the day after Thanksgiving.

    Maggie B.
    Finding Myself
    http://www.magslifetoday.blogspot.com

  57. Growing up we had a count down to Christmas mailbox. Every day all of the new Christmas cards that came that day were put in the box so everyone had a chance to read and see who sent cards. Every morning we took turns changing the number of days to Christmas!

  58. I really love this advent! We have a tradition of building a fort on Christmas Eve, with the whole family sleeping in one room. It’s gotten trickier as babies have been born and we’ve all grown, but we are die hard, so the tradition still stands!

    Thanks!
    lily79{at}gmail{dot}com

  59. I like them on FB! I would lovve to win this Nativity Advent Calendar. We are big on making Christmas about Jesus and not putting emphasis on receiving gifts, but giving to others. This would be a great addition to teaching our children more visually about what Christmas is really about! Thanks for a chance to win!

  60. I always loved going to midnight Mass, but since my kiddos were born we haven’t been able to do that. But I love seeing the wonder on their faces on Christmas morning!

    kathryn.lee79@gmail.com

  61. My favorite tradition is setting up the tree. It’s a family affair, not one only for adults. Our tree isn’t perfect to some, but I love it.

    girlmommy(dot)sheila(at)gmail(dot)com

  62. Christmas is all about tradition at my parents house, but my favorite is we go to a nice dinner then we sit around the Christmas tree and we each read a holiday book/story we found that year. Its fun and a great way to spend time together.

    Mlssbnd@gmail.com

  63. Christmas Eve… a beautiful service at church & a delicious, traditional, bean soup dinner to follow. Then we open a few gifts. Christmas morning … I love sausage bread, Christmas music & just the spirit of joy that seems to be in the air!
    ynnejnna(at)gmail(dot)com

  64. We all sit as a family and read the Christmas story out of the bible. Each family member reads one verse, then the next and so on. We display nativities in our home. Each year it is our goal to find and purchase an additional nativity small in size and unique. We like to go in the car and look at christmas lights in our neighborhood, then enjoy hot cocoa!
    fan07001@byui.edu
    Alicia :)

  65. My favorite Christmas tradition is getting an orange in my stocking.
    jwmiceATyahooDOTcom

  66. theblueberryfrog says:

    Each year, we drive 500 snow covered miles to spend Christmas with my family. On the way, we stop and buy ALOT of fireworks. On Christmas eve, we shoot them off after dinner so Santa knows where to find my daughter and her cousins.
    theblueberryfrog@gmail.com

  67. I love the advent calendar, too! I may or may not already have 3 for our little family, but I can’t help it. I just love them.

    We haven’t been very good at establishing new traditions within our own family (we’ve been too busy trying to fit in visiting everyone to do anything on our own, it seemed), but something I’m hoping to start implementing this year is to give each child their own Christmas tree ornament every year. This way, when they grow up and move away, they each have a set of ornaments of their own, that hopefully mean something to them.

  68. One of my favorite traditions is picking up small souvineers on our vacations to go into stockings. The kids are so excited to get a magnet from our trip to the coast, a charm from disneyland, or pine cone earrings from the redwood forest. It is a reminder of our summer time fun and the kids know that Santa was watching even last summer while we were on vacation!
    neff3@juno.com

  69. I LOVE THIS!! I liked something kinda different on facebook and just spent a little while browsing their etsy shop. This advent is SO ADORABLE!! I’m a huge advent calender fan. So much so that I featured this on my blog today as well. {little-inspirations.blogspot.com} Just so I can remember the idea and where it came from. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Anyway, my favorite tradition growing up was obviously participating in any kind of advent during the month of December. I especially loved one where my Dad would read us a story every night. Here’s hoping! staley_girl@hotmail.com

  70. Would LOVE to win this…it’s perfect, had been trying to think how to do a nativity advent calendar and was overwhelmed by the idea of creating one totally from scratch! Our favorite tradition is lighting an advent wreath candle at dinner each night and having a little reading along with that.

  71. THIS. IS. AWESOME. WONDERFUL, really. How neat, I would love to win one, but I don’t think I am patient enough, I’m going to buy one!!!

  72. I liked them on FB, so neat, thanks so much!

  73. Love this! and love Christmas traditions! Advent is a big part of our celebrations.

  74. Liked them on Facebook as well!

  75. I LOVE THIS! And, I’d love to win!! :)
    My favorite Christmas tradition is playing Christmas Elves to an unsuspecting family – details here: http://sprik.blogspot.com/2011/11/12-days-of-christmas-christmas-elves.html

  76. I liked them on FB!

  77. I love the advent calendar. I feel like advent calendars have been losing their meaning… seems like they’re turning into a “countdown to presents calendar” and that’s not what it’s supposed to be about! But this one is perfect.

    Traditions… We’re Cuban so we celebrate on Christmas Eve with a big family party, roasted pork, black beans & rice, yucca, and just lots of family fun!

  78. That is such a beautiful advent calendar. I would love to have it! We have a 2-year-old, so we are just starting to form family traditions, and this is one that I would love to have. Growing up, my family would always open one present on Christmas Eve, then sing some carols and read the Christmas story in Luke 2 around the Christmas tree, with just the tree lights turned on. Then we would go downstairs and watch Dickens’ Christmas Carol (the version with George C. Scott is the best. Sorry Muppets fans!). I loved it.

    kiersten.k(at)gmail(dot)com

  79. I liked Somethingkindadifferent on FB. Thanks!!

    kiersten.k(at)gmail(dot)com

  80. We’ve had our family tradition for as long as I can remember. On Christmas eve we go to evening mass and then come home to a piping hot bowl of Pho that my mom has been cooking all day.

    The nativity advent is so beautiful! What a wonderful way remind kids what Christmas is.

  81. We had a similar advent calendar out of felt growing up. Love it! Favorite tradition was the candlelight service on Christmas Eve…staying up late, and the mystical service.

  82. Every year, my six siblings and I would stretch our stockings (bright red knee socks) as far across the living room as we could. Rumor was that the longest stocking would be stuffed with the most loot on Christmas morning…

    I absolutely love your folks’ shop. The maypole carousel is brilliant!

    -Joy

    lowenew@gmail.com

  83. Hi. I tried to order the pattern for the advent calendar on Etsy….but it says I can’t purchase it because I’m in Canada! But because it’s a downloadable pattern and doesn’t require shipping….is there any way I can order it? Thank You!

  84. I liked Something Kinda Different on FB!

    melissabentley2@yahoo.com

  85. Oh my goodness! I have been wanting an Advent for Christmas for my girls and haven’t found one that I really liked…until now! I need this one!!! Love it!

    melissabentley2@yahoo.com

  86. Our family would return from midnight mass and make the dough for our Christmas breakfast rolls. Lots of time to really reflect Christmas and what it’s all about. Good times, Elaine
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this luscious kit!

  87. I always loved our advent calendar – it was a felt Christmas tree, with various button ornaments that I pinned on. It was mine – no one else got to put the ornaments on – and I loved the responsibility!

  88. My family eats soup on Christmas eve while we listen to the police scanner reporting an “unidentified flying object” all evening.

    sydneyb@rocketmail.com

  89. I liked them on facebook! Such a fun advent idea!

    sydneyb@rocketmail.com

  90. My family use to make Hundreds of Jello Popcorn Balls and then deliver them to everyone in our ward (congregation). We spent lots of FHEs making and delivering those popcorn balls.

    jillyannjiggs@gmail.com

  91. Our favorite tradition was started by my dad. We gather all the candles together, light a fire and the candles, and gather round while Daddy reads the Christmas story from Luke 4. The kids like to blow out the candles afterwards!

    stephdsparks@gmail.com

  92. ooh, I remember toys something like their merry-go-round toy from when I was growing up. There was a couple who were older friends of my grandparents & the husband had been born in Norway – so they had many quaint Norwegian antique toys. Since I was an only and exceedingly careful with toys, they would let me handle even the most delicate ones!

  93. We always take a drive with the kids to look at Christmas lights. One family close to where we live has thousands of lights in their gigantic yard. People drive from all over to see their display…complete with a life-size Santa flying across the sky! I would love to start a new tradition using this lovely nativity scene. Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. What a beautiful Advent Calendar. Our tradition is going to see A Christmas Carol in a local theatre and this year we are doing it with the second generation-our grandkids.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  95. I love this idea! We have a time of reading the Christmas story and lighting lots of lights and candles on Christmas morning before we enter the room with the tree. It is very special and magical!
    MommaSara

  96. My mom still reads Christmas stories every Christmas Eve. It’s my favorite Christmas Tradition.

    Thanks!

    kesoule at gmail dot com

  97. I liked Something Kinda Different on facebook.
    eferrell94@gmail.com

  98. We always have communion that my Dad leads as the head of the family on Christmas Eve. We started that when I was little and continue it with our children.
    Thank you.
    eferrell94@gmail.com

  99. setting up the manger scene… driving through the park in town to see the lights… going out of state to grandparents… getting to choose one gift to open the night before we opened the rest of them…

    melamom@juno.com

  100. My favorite Christmas tradition I love our tradition of homemade mexican food on Christmas Eve after which all the kids get to open a new pair of PJ’s. Love it!

  101. First of all, this is beautiful! I’ve been looking for a fun way to introduce the Nativity to my young girls. I love this.

    One of my very favorite Christmas traditions is sitting down with my family for a Christmas Eve dinner. We would decorate the table and dining room, eat a traditional dinner of Malibu Chicken and give each other Secret Santa gifts. Then we would sit together and talk and enjoy each other’s company for at least an hour after dinner was done.

  102. We just started our family and our excited to make some traditions to keep :)

  103. I liked something kinda different on facebook :)

  104. Christmas eve we do a quiet candle lit Bethlehem Dinner- which is a meal that would be similar to what Mary and Joseph would have eaten before the Savior was born.

  105. i liked them on FB

  106. My two favorite Christmas things – advent calendars and nativity scenes – all rolled into one!
    I buy my daughter a special ornament every year that represents something she has done for the first time or accomplished that year.

  107. I love this nativity! One of my favorite Christmas family traditions is walking down Cripps Place, which turns into “Cripps Christmas”. Most of the houses on three long blocks all have huge light and painted figurine displays on their yards, and at the end of one of the culdedscs, there’s Santa handing out candy canes and a giant Christmas tree. They’ve done it for years and years, and this year, my parent’s ward is coordinating the event, so it’s extra special to our family!

  108. I went straight to their website to purchase one but it was just to expensive for me right now. I think it’s just beautiful and I know how much joy my children would get from this.
    I think the best thing about Christmas are the traditions. For me in wouldn’t be Christmas without the music,the mince pies and the candles lighting up the room and more importantly have time with my family. There’s nothing better than getting away from the everyday rush, and Christmas is perfect.
    Best of luck to everyone.
    Katie xx
    katiehaddrell@hotmail.com

  109. I love this calendar! Perfect to teach the kids the reason for Christmas. We have a family tradition of reading the nativity story in Luke before opening presents on Christmas morning.

  110. What a lovely Advent calender. We are a young family and so still making new traditions. One that I hope will stick is enjoying a hot cup of cocoa and a game of scrabble after dinner on CHRISTmas eve.

    kristiannasharma@yahoo.com

  111. What a beautiful Advent calendar! And I love the idea of adding a piece each day–I would love sharing this with my four little ones!

  112. This would be great for our family to add to our Christmas traditions….we love going to the candle light Christmas Eve service every year!

  113. My favorite Christmas tradition is ice skating on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve service at my church was always early, 5 or 6, then we would go home, get bundled up, and go skating at the local rink. The rink didn’t have lights for a long time, so dad would pull the car up to the edge of the ice and shine the headlights on the rink for us. And then when our toes were sufficiently frozen, we’d head home for hot chocolate and make stromboli for supper. Yum! I hope when our children are older we live in a town that was a skating rink!
    phloebs(at)gmail(dot)com

  114. My favorite Christmas tradition these days is making a Jesse tree with our kids. Each night, starting at Thanksgiving or the day after, we read a section of scripture, starting with Genesis 1:1 on the first day. Then everyone – adults and kids alike – draw and color an ornament illustrating that day’s scripture reading. (We just cut cardstock into a circle or other shape – each year a new shape.) Sometimes we string these into garland, and sometimes we hang them on a tree. We keep them from year to year as a keepsake. The kids always look forward to it.

  115. I liked them on Facebook

  116. This is really neat, I love that your parents are doing this. I’ve been wanting an advent calendar for a while and always forget till too late so our tradition has been to have the children draw on construction paper and cut out the different pieces and we daily glue them onto a large sheet of paper. Simple but adorable to see their growing drawing talent each year :)
    Hope I win! elif@bellsouth.net

  117. I love this… we always got one of those chocolate a day advent calendars… But this one is way way cute!

    mccracken03(at) hotmail . com

  118. I liked them on FB
    collinkh at yahoo dot com

  119. I always liked doing advent calendars, though ours usually contained candy :) . I also liked Christmas concerts
    collinkh at yahoo dot com

  120. my favorite christmas tradition is cutting down our christmas tree the day after thanksgiving. beckylamunyon at gmail dot com

  121. We had a bear advent growing up. The bear looked all over to find Christmas, finally finding it on Christmas day. And like you with 8 kids, we only got a couple of turns.
    Love the nativity advent!
    roberkann@gmail.com

  122. Going out to look at lights on Christmas Eve!

  123. I love this idea! One of the traditions we do is letting the kids decorate a tree any way they like and helping to put up some decorations. I want them to feel like thehy get a say in it!

  124. I liked the facebook page too.

  125. Actually the advent calendar IS my favourite tradition! Love this idea!

  126. Oh goodness, I LOVE this! I’m starting a new tradition this year – wrapping our children’s Christmas books up and putting them under the tree. Then we’ll open one every night in December. :)

    I really really REALLY love this. :)

    Lindsey
    kindredspiritreviews at gmail dot com

  127. I follow her on Facebook!

    Lindsey Freitas

  128. I like them on FB! sewvery@gmail.com

  129. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating my tree with the handmade crocheted snowflakes that my mother’s neighbor made me when I was a little girl.

  130. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to the Christmas Eve service at church, I love the Christmas carols and the candle lighting!

  131. One of my favorite traditions is Chinese food for Christmas Eve dinner. Who wants to cook 2 big meals in a row, and when we were kids, the Chinese restaurants were the only ones open and it stuck!

  132. That’s a wonderful advent calendar! Our favorite Christmas tradition is to go see the Nutcracker and then get milkshakes!

  133. My family has a tradition of making presents for each other. Each person gets someone else’s name for Christmas and they have to hand make a present instead of buying one.

    julie(dot)lemagne(at)gmail(dot)com

  134. We like to go cut our tree in the woods the day after Thanksgiving. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  135. Something fun, My Mom and I have a different pair of Christmas earrings we wear for every day in December. This translates into a lot of earrings for the two of us. We’ve built quite the reputation for our Christmas earrings :)

  136. I am sad this giveaway is only open to US residents :( I love this advent calendar! I may just have to buy one for myself.

  137. I love the nativity! It’s so cute! allisonpleas@aol.com.

  138. I “liked” on FB!

    elishab32@gmail.com

  139. Well my family is just starting out.. baby’s first Christmas! and hubby is deployed :-( So we don’t have many traditions needless to say. We had opened only one present on Christmas eve tho. So for now that is our tradition.

    I think the nativity scene is great esp to teach children the true meaning of CHRISTmas :-)

    elishab32@gmail.com

  140. I wrapped 33 books so that we can open one each day of advent. This is new to us last year. The children also LOVE our advent wreath. Our two year old is pointing to the candles and wanting to smell them already :)

    paulaerin@gmail.com

  141. I liked somethingkindadifferent on facebook.

    paulaerin@gmail.com

  142. This advent calendar/nativity is soooo beautiful!

    My favorite Christmas tradition: We go caroling at a nursing home on Christmas day. It’s just nice to spread the joy and love, you know? My kids enjoy it, and I can’t do without it!

    thepaulsons(at)gmail(dot)com

  143. I always enjoyed opening one family present Christmas eve. Thanks!
    marthblake3@gmail.com

  144. My mom made our family a felt nativity advent calendar at a Relief Society Super Saturday activity. I loved moving the pieces when I got up for early morning seminary before anyone else could.

    samic123@gmail.com

  145. My favorite Christmas tradition is going out in the mountains and cutting down a tree with my family! jenkoel(at)hotmail(dot)com

  146. My favorite tradition is putting up all the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving!
    cmacandy(at)gmail(dot)com

  147. Church on Wednesday nights in Advent, making cookies with my girls, cutting our tree the week before Christmas…

    jlherl at windstream dot net

  148. My favorite Christmas tradition growing up was our tree trimming party. My mom would make all kinds of goodies, then we’d go cut our tree (with each of the kids getting a turn to help cut). In the end it would always be my dad and I that actually decorated the tree (while my brothers scarfed all the food). The first Christmas after I got married, my dad called me to complain that no one was helping him with the tree. :) It’s been fun to continue the tradition and start new ones with my husband, and now with our 2 kiddos.
    I was actually looking for a Nativity Advent Calendar, so this would be great!
    p.s…Happy Belated Birthday! I’ve recently discovered pinterest, so I’ve been a little obsessed with it for the past week!
    demille71@gmail.com

  149. “Liked” something kinda different on FB. :)
    demille71@gmail.com

  150. This comment has been removed by the author.

  151. Our dinner Christmas eve is simple with foods that Mary and Joseph might have eaten like grapes, crackers and cheese.

  152. My favorite tradition has always been opening one present on Christmas Eve. Each year I always hope it’s not going to be pajamas … but it always is (and I am always secretly happy about it!).

    dianejjarvis(at)gmail(dot)com

  153. Each Christmas my mom and i have a baking marathon, assemble plates full of goodies and distribute them to friends who have had a rough or difficult time in the past year.
    lisa_pt2003@yahoo.com

  154. What a beautiful advent calendar!
    Our favorite tradition is buying or making a special ornament each year for each child and reminiscing as we hang them each year.

    loragaul@gmail.com

  155. What a beautiful advent calendar! My favorite Christmas traditions are the simple things we do every year. Decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music, baking cookies with my girls, Christmas Eve service at church… I could go on and on!

  156. I love this idea! My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree. I love pulling out the ornaments we’ve had forever and showing them to my children. Sarah skubinski at mac dot com

  157. I love the nativity! What a fun interactive idea for kids. So cute!
    Thanks for giving one away!
    littlelissiemaughan@gmail.com

  158. Growing up, I think my favorite tradition was our stockings. Santa would leave them at the foot of our bed every year, and they were filled with little toys, trinkets, candy, nuts, and fruit! My little one gets pretty excited about her “Christmas Banana” each year. That’s probably my favorite, too!

    And, since our little one came along, we’ve had an elf that visits us each Christmas season. Our little one looks forward to Sassy visiting us each year and wondering about all the mischief she’ll get into!

    moneysavingmomma at hotmail dot com

  159. The nativity is perfect! Love it! We are working on our traditions that seem to change each year so no “real” traditions! :) We do a countdown but in a diffent way each time. aharrisauto at yahoo dot com

  160. Liked on FB aharrisauto at yahoo dot com

  161. So Sweet :) One tradition that has weathered the years is that we always go cut our own tree together with extended family. Lots of fun!

  162. We have lots of loved Christmas traditions but my favorite is probably visiting a local botanical garden with my husband, our daughters, and my parents and seeing their spectacular light displays. jessica dot s dot ross at gmail dot com

  163. I like them on FB

    jessica dot s dot ross at gmail dot com

  164. What a wonderful Advent nativity scene!

    Our Christmas tradition has been to attend the Christmas Eve midnight service, read the Christmas story, and then open one present before bedtime.

    I liked their facebook page. :-)

    Caryn (sweetpeacaryn at gmail dot com)

Speak Your Mind

*