stained glass advent calendar giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed. See the winner below!***

You may remember I did a giveaway last year for this super cool nativity advent calendar that my mom made out of felt! She made one when I was a kid and we all loved taking turns each night adding one piece to the nativity scene. Of course, with 8 kids we only got 3 turns, but still was exciting! It is one of my favorite memories, and a new tradition that I’ve started with Sadie and Charlotte. (and Ava when she gets big enough!)

My mom and dad started a new website called for these advent calendars. They also 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 felt piece which makes it easy and fun to re-arrange the scene.

Β 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 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 only if you want to cut out your own felt pieces!

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

How to enter:

1. Head over to their website and check out my cute mom’s film debut! They have some informative videos you can watch (look for Sadie and Charlotte too!) 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.

This giveaway open to US residents only.

This giveaway will end Wednesday the 28th. Good luck!Β 
The winner is….Megan!


  1. My fav christmas tradition is decorating the house for Christmas!!!

  2. My favorite Christmas memory is acting out the nativity together. Just the siblings.
    Love this nativity. It brings in the reason for the season, but in a fun kid way.
    [email protected]

  3. Beautiful creation.

  4. I love going out into the woods behind my house with my little family and searching for just the right Christmas tree. Then taking it home and decorating it while listening to Christmas music.

  5. My family tradition is getting candy canes and hanging them on the tree. Thanks for doing the giveaway. My email is
    [email protected]

  6. My favorite tradition is getting sn orange in my stocking.
    [email protected]

  7. I enjoy reading the Christmas Story before opening gifts the most.

  8. Lovely! My favorite tradition is building a gingerbread house together on Christmas day. <3

  9. Getting out the nativity set!

  10. I love it!!! Really hoping to win. πŸ™‚ My fave tradition is our Jesse Tree.

  11. After reading the Christmas story and before opening presents we read all the cards/letters from friends and family. It makes them feel closer even though they may be far away.

    [email protected]

  12. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree together. [email protected]

  13. These are just beautifully done! My favorite Christmas tradition is meeting up at my mom’s on Christmas Eve. We all go to church then come home to a warm dinner and all the kids get to open one Christmas gift before going to bed to wait for Santa to come.

  14. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree! whitfb(at) cox (d0t) net

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  16. Hi Jess!

    We had fun last year with opening one piece of our play nativity set each day until Christmas, when we open baby Jesus.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!


    rachelcornish at hotmail dot com

  17. My family has a large Christmas Eve dinner by candle light and then we read the first Christmas story from the Bible.

  18. We love to read Christmas stories by the Christmas tree with all the house lights off and sip egg nog. The children beg us to schedule several of these evenings!

  19. I love them all. My son is 2 so it is awesome building new traditions with him. I really like the elf on the shelf tradition, even though CJ hasn’t quite figured it out yet. I also love going to midnight mass. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. My favorite Christmas tradition was reading a Christmas book every night in December with the kids πŸ™‚
    mjbrueggemann at hotmail dot com
    I love, love your moms advent calendars:)

  21. I love putting up my Mama’s nativity set. I remember as a little girl her going to buy the figures. When she died it was **the one** Christmas decoration I asked for. My kids love playing with the pieces and it’s a neat way for her to be a small part of their lives even though she’s not physically here.

  22. My favorite tradition since my high school days is choosing a way to give to someone whose basic needs are not being met. We have so much while others have so little, and at Christmas I often wonder how our rushing about to get gifts for those who already have honors Christ. I love the advent calendar. I made something similar for my children for Lent and Easter and it became such a meaningful tradition. Thank you!

  23. Thanks for a terrific give-away. My favorite tradition would be a toss up between the decorating and the candymaking. The decorations bring back lots of memories as a lot of my ornaments were made by students I have taught. As for the candy I do hand dipped chocolates and make gift boxes for various people in the community.

    [email protected]

  24. This nativity is beautiful and fun! I can’t imagine how much time your mother put into these to make them; looking at it, each piece is so detailed.

    My favorite tradition is reading a new scripture, Christmas story, or song from the book that my mom made for each of us kids. She put them all together and with there having been 9 siblings, she had her work cut out for her. If I can ever scrape together that much time, I’d love to make one for each of my little munchkins for them to hold onto when they’re adults and have children of their own!

  25. Our favorite holiday tradition was going to midnight mass, then making the breakfast roll dough and putting in the fridge overnite, and baking them Christmas morning after opening gifts. Thanks for the opportunity!
    [email protected]

  26. Ok, that is way too cute! Seriously! A favorite tradition of mine is going caroling. It’s hard to get much done with the littles, but I really look forward to them joining in more and more until we have a little family choir. πŸ™‚

    my email is megan(dot)r(dot)whitney(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. I love this nativity. I have grandchildren and what a wonderful addition to their religious education. Thanks for the opportunity to win one. A tradition of my family is making christmas cookies together.

  28. We get Chinese food for dinner Christmas eve and watch A Christmas Story! Thanks!

    Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

  29. We have a little angel chime set that we light the candles on which makes the angels go around and hit the bell chimes.

  30. Our family tradition is – you can open one present Christmas Eve. Of course it’s mom’s choice. Usually it’s a new pair of pj’s but once in awhile it is a new pillow or blanket for their bed.
    [email protected]

  31. I really love this advent calendar. So simple and in line with the reason for the season!

    I love so many traditions, but eating christmas cookies for breakfast on christmas morning was a favorite for me as a kid and I passed that along to my own kids πŸ™‚

  32. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to the mountains and cutting down our Christmas tree and having hot chocolate. [email protected]

  33. We would make tons of jello popcorn balls and take them to all of our friends, their families, and neighbors. Hundreds of Popcorn balls! It was a big endeavor.

    [email protected]

  34. My favorite Christmas traditions are the Advent calendar and the Jesse Tree! I also set up a manger scene in EACH room of my house!

  35. Favorite Christmas tradition – car ride looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve!
    Btw, I love your parents’ site and their ideas! I REALLY like this Nativity Calendar and would LOVE to win. But I also really liked the better than a box violin. I, too, started Suzuki violin at 3.5 with a butter box and took lessons until I was 17 (finishing all 10 books, of course!). I’m amazed your whole family took lessons and now the grandkids. That’s awesome! I have a little violin for my son right now (he’s 5), but probably should go back to the butter box as he’s a little rough on the strings. But it’s fun anyway, seeing him excited about music. Anyway, just wanted to say I think your parents’ products are awesome and I wish them lots of luck!! πŸ™‚

  36. Oh, I have been looking for a nativity advent calendar for years. This one is so beautifully yet simply done.
    Hmmm…favorite tradition: I wrap up the baby Jesus from our nativity set and let the youngest open it on Christmas Eve and set it in the manger. Then my husband reads the Christmas story while we’re all snuggled in our jammies.

  37. I love this Advent calendar! My favorite tradition is candy making & driving around looking at Christmas lights all around town.


  38. Oh how I love Christmas! It is by far my favorite holiday. Something about gathering together every night under the tree to read scriptures is absolutely magical. Crossing my fingers for this giveaway!

  39. After we open presents early Christmas morning we all gather in the kitchen to make a huge breakfast feast and stay in our jammies all morning…..ciaon4ow64 at yahoo dot com.

  40. My favorite childhood Christmas tradition was my advent calendar too! I can’t wait to start one with my little girl!

  41. This is beautiful !!!! I think my favorite tradition is reading Luke 2 on Christmas Morning and singing “Happy Birthday” to baby Jesus.

  42. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching Christmas movies with my mom and sister.

  43. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching Christmas movies with my mom and sister.

  44. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching Christmas movies with my mom and sister.

  45. This is so sweet! I think my favorite tradition for our own little family is making ornaments of the family each year – last year we made three little owls!

  46. I love this advent calendar! My favorite tradition is going into the mountains, cutting our own Christmas tree an then enjoying some extreme sledding!

  47. Love watching Christmas animated shows on tv

  48. This is gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to make an advent calendar of some sort for my girls for a couple of years now, but I’m still figuring out how to sew in the first place. This one would be awesome!

    My favorite Christmas tradition is all the music – love love love it! [email protected]

  49. i love these advent calendars, I remember from last year! My favorite thing about the season is the lights. Seeing lights outside gives a sense of unity to our neighborhoods….
    cadamsworship at yahoo dotcom

  50. Advent calendar is amazing. Too bad we live so far away. We can only try to make it. It will not be as nice as this one. πŸ˜‰

  51. I love putting up Christmas tree and looking at all the ornaments we have collected through the years!

  52. My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up our tree and decorating our house, then watching White Christmas. I love it more now that my children can be involved. They would love to add this nativity to our holiday traditions!

  53. My favorite tradition would be looking at the Christmas lights around town.

    [email protected]

  54. My favorite tradition was setting up the main nativity. As soon as I was old enough to handle the pieces carefully, I was responsible to set it up. I took the placement of the pieces very seriously!

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  56. I wrap up Christmas books (many from the library, but our Christmas story-book collection is growing!), and each evening leading up to Christmas, my children take turns opening one book. We read it around the Christmas tree with the lights twinkling. My husband’s family loves advent calendars, and this is one that I think is perfect! What a wonderful idea.

    john.alison.etc @ gmail . com

  57. my favorite christmas tradition was putting up the tree. My grandma had beautiful vintage ornaments I loved.

  58. My favorite tradition is going to church on Christmas eve and then driving around town “ooooohing and aaaaahing” at Christmas lights.

  59. Your mom did an awesome job on the video. This is awesome. I would love to give one to each of my kids. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  60. Our favourite tradition is getting all dressed up in our Christmas outfit and going to a nice restaurant on Christmas Eve. Then we come home and have hot chocolate in front of the fire, with s’mores, and the Charlie Brown Christmas Movie playing.

    Oh and the nativity is AMAZING!! I collect nativities and this one would be a wonderful addition and something great for my little ones to play with.

  61. I love decorating for Christmas. It’s like reliving Christmases from the past and there is some significance to everything we save.
    [email protected]

  62. My favorite tradition is opening small stocking gifts before eating breakfast, then opening any large present later.

  63. My favorite Christmas tradition would have to be just decorating the house with my mom and siblings. My mom would always make wassail and we would sing to Nat King Cole!

  64. Love the advent calendar! Such a wonderful idea. Every year as a child, my dad would read the Christmas story and my brother and I would act out the story using the nativity. Now, my husband reads the story and the girls work together to act out the story.

  65. My favorite tradition is going to Christmas eve church service and signing beautiful music and then coming home and opening one early present.
    [email protected]

  66. 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! Bake a different Christmas cookie and deliver to someone each day for 12 days! Fun!
    [email protected]

  67. Um, that’s amazing! I didn’t see the option for the different kinds of felt though…. I SO hope I win!!
    Favorite tradition is watching my parents open a photo calendar with all kids and grandkids pictures in it. They cry every year – so sweet!
    elif at bellsouth dot net

  68. Absolutely adored these when you posted about them last year! So beautiful. Our favorite Christmas tradition is making tons of goodies and spending an evening playing “pixie” to our neighbors and friends.

  69. Favorite tradition is the annual recorder performance my family does on Christmas eve. Always lots of laughter.

  70. .I love going to candlelight services Christmas Eve!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

  71. .I love going to candlelight services Christmas Eve!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

  72. Such a beautiful idea for an advent calendar. I know my daughter would love it. You have one talented mother! πŸ™‚

  73. I love baking cookies that have dollops of chocolate and apricot on top of sugar cookies.

  74. Having “recon Nelves” visit our family starting after Thanksgiving. Can you tell we have a military family? [email protected]

  75. My favorite tradition is sitting next to my husband and daughter (and now my new son) in front of the Christmas tree in a darkened room with a cup of cocoa.
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

  76. Our traditions always included an advent calendar growing up…now with my own family I have been looking for an advent calendar that is clear in meaning and fun for the kids. This is a great idea! Thank you

  77. So I have been searching for the most perfect of Advent Calendars FOREVER! This is it…PICK ME please. Ha. My favorite Christmas tradition is the family gathering and being around all my siblings, nieces, and nephews.

  78. Love the nativity advent! My favorite tradition driving around to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.

    [email protected]

  79. My favorite Christmas tradition is sitting around the Christmas tree at night and reading Christmas stories to my little ones! Thanks for this giveaway!! [email protected]

  80. Beautiful! Our favorite Christmas tradition is reading a Christmas book together each night before bed.

  81. My favorite Christmas tradition is having our children and grandchildren act out the Christmas Nativity. I have made some nice costumes and it is quite beautiful.

  82. My favorite Christmas tradition is being with family and opening presents at my parents’ house after Christmas vigil mass on Christmas Eve! [email protected]

  83. Oh! When I was little I loved rearranging our nativity scene! What a great idea to combine an advent calendar with the nativity! We always went to a tree farm and cut down a tree as a family… my favorite tradition for sure :).

    [email protected]

  84. One of my favorite traditions is that Santa always brings breakfast. He might stick packaged waffles in our stockings or scatter mini cereal boxes around the presents. He’s so thoughtful–he must know I don’t want to make breakfast Christmas morning. πŸ™‚

    leannolsen at hotmail dot com

  85. This is so truly beautiful, what a wonderful giveaway. Your mother has created exactly the kind of Advent calendar I’ve been looking for. I would love to win this.
    Very beautifully done and what a wonderful way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

    [email protected]

  86. I LOVE this! it’s beautiful! The site looks great! I have a few favorite traditions… we love decorating the tree… making Christmas sugar cookies and reading scriptures leading up to Christmas day to remind of us the true meaning. And perhaps the most favorite is acting out the nativity with our little family! Thanks for the chance!
    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

  87. Our favorite Christmas tradition is going to Christmas in the Park in Downtown San Jose! SO FUN! We bundle up and bring our hot chocolate. We love just walking around and enjoying all the decorated trees and California “snow”. [email protected]

  88. Making Christmas cookies with my family each year.

  89. Loved getting to open ONE present on Christmas Eve! [email protected]

  90. Opening Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve is the best! sorainima at gmail dot com

  91. Just one? But there are so many. I love picking out gifts from an Angel Tree to help families in need. Just the general excitement of Christmas morning giving (and getting) gifts. Looking at Christmas lights in town or just in our neighborhood. And a newer tradition for us that is sort of heartbreaking is going to see the luminaries in a cemetery by our house. They put a candle in a white bag by every single grave. The first time I saw it I almost started drying thinking about all the people missing hose loved ones.

  92. Our family looks forward to decorating for Christmas the Friday after Thanksgiving. We put on Christmas carols and spend the day putting the tree up and getting out all the winter decorations. This calendar looks like another great tradition!

    [email protected]

  93. The video is great! I love seeing the kids get excited about moving the pieces πŸ™‚
    My favorite christmas tradition has to be watching Holiday Inn on december 1st. It’s such a great way to kick start the season.

  94. These are so beautiful! I have been looking for something just like this for several years now. My favorite tradition is (at my parents) sitting around the fire drinking eggnog and eating goodies while my dad reads the christmas story. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    [email protected]

  95. Jennifer Edwards says

    Wow, these look wonderful! Our favorite family tradition so far (with our three little ones) is going to church on Christmas Eve, listening to the story of Christ’s birth, and singing beautiful Christmas music. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    [email protected]

  96. I would love to add this to our CHRISTmas celebration. Our traditions include decorating the tree, singing carols (my oldest wants to learn to play some on the piano <3), attending mass. I always painted a nativity scene on the glass front door, but the new house doesn't allow it :(

  97. This is so wonderful!
    My favorite is always Christmas Eve. It seems to change every few years what we do but it is always the night I look forward to the most!

  98. I love picking out a gift for a child on the Angel Tree at our church.

    dandelionsandlace at gmail dot com

  99. Lovely calendar! I love decorating the Christmas tree because my family exchanges ornaments each year so each one has a memory.

  100. getting the tree! shelbywellard at gmail dot com

  101. I love this advent nativity. We act out the nativity on Christmas Eve, and eat pumpkin pie for breakfast Christmas morning. [email protected]

  102. stockings.. I love the little thoughtful presents and we always open them up first!

  103. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this advent calendar! Do you have any idea how many hours I have spent searching for something like this??? Your Mom is right, there is nothing out there with the nativity theme of this quality. Beautiful. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    My favorite Christmas tradition is lighting our advent wreath before we say grace at dinner each night. We have four children and the oldest three are able to take turns lighting the candles. Seeing how excited they get for their turn and how seriously they take it makes me happy πŸ™‚

  104. Absolutely what I’ve been looking for! Such a great advent to keep the focus of the season where it belongs!

  105. oh, and our favorite traditions are definitely hiking the woods to find our Christmas tree and snuggled together reading Christmas stories! (Sorry, I pushed publish before I was finished!)

  106. We do Christmas Saturday in our home. The first Saturday in December we go to a farm and cut our tree, breakfast at Waffle House, decorating the house, making pies and cookies, and having someone over for dinner that we love!
    [email protected]

  107. Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas and then reading Linus’s speech from the Bible. I love that it’s an advent calendar and a nativity all in one! The video was great. The Charlotte cheeks make it even better! Thank you!

  108. Our favorite tradition is making gifts for the sibling gift exchange and we get to open them on Christmas Eve.

  109. My tradition is listening to Bing Crosby. You can’t beat that! I’ve admired this advent calendar since last year. It’s a really neat idea.

  110. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to candlelight Christmas Eve service!

  111. Hopefully I’m not too late to enter! My favorite Christmas tradition is making hot chocolate then going out as a family to look at Christmas lights.

  112. My favorite Christmas tradition is stockings. My parents made us each a stocking (and I’m continuing it with my kids and currently working on one for my husband). On Christmas eve it would be filled with fruit, nuts, and little candies. It would also have a few small presents to open Christmas day while we waited for everyone to get up. We would wake up to our stocking being at the foot of our bed. My little one even says that the Christmas bananas are better than any other time of the year!
    moneysavingmomma at hotmail dot com

  113. I have so many favorite Christmas traditions! I absolutely love putting up all the decorations as a family, though. Probably my favorite. Everyone is happy and there’s music playing and it’s fantastic! I love Christmas!

  114. Penny Tibben says

    I can’t find the link to this Advent/Christmas calendar! I really would like to buy this! Please contact me!

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