Monday, December 6, 2010

Sock Calendar

I've seen some great advent calendars on the Internet and have always wanted to make one to count down the days to Christmas. I had planned to put it off until another year when Hannah came home from a friends house asking if we could make a sock calendar. I'd seen this one by
Martha Stewart around so I had a bit of an idea of what she was talking about.
This is what we made on Saturday. It took a while to design the tags in Word and come up with the scriptures but I figured if I did it properly I could use it again next year, or use the the tags for something else. I'm also planning on using the tags for Christmas gifts.
The girls love it! Each morning they've been waking each other up to open the next sock. Sarah reads the scripture and while they eat their chocolate Josh or I explain the scripture. It's been a bit of a trial to keep Olivia away from the chocolates! She hasn't eaten any of the other chocolates yet but she's come pretty close. I'm hoping she'll get the idea after a few days!

Here are some other pretty advent calendars I've seen around:
From Skip to my Lou - also has a tutorial.

This is one of my favorites and is from Little Scandinavian

These are magnetic boxes by Ali Edwards

Here are also some photos of our lounge room in our new home! - Finally :)
Hope you're enjoying preparing for Christmas and not getting too overwhelmed!


  1. Love the idea of a sock calendar. Yay!! Photos of your house. I've been checking regularly to see if they are up. Your house looks beautiful Ruth!! Cant wait to see it :)

  2. Looks lovely Ruth! How about a 'freebies' section on your blog so that we can copy your ideas :)
    By the way, the print is already framed and up on my buffet - 6x4 though!

  3. I'd love to put more effort into my blog but it takes me so long just to put up a few photos!! I'll just link to other people's freebies!

  4. I love your idea of bible verses and socks for the Advent calendar. Also, the photos of your lounge room make it look like it's out of a home decorator magazine - it looks beautiful.

  5. WoW! super love this one. .great ideas indeed.


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