Friday, November 15, 2013

271 Alphabet Advent calendar

Christmas season is almost upon us.  I've always loved Advent calendars, but I didn't like the random arrangement or the lack of a connection between what was on the little door and what lay beneath it.  

This one uses the illuminated letters of the alphabet to count down to Christmas. (The missing letter is L, as in: there's NO EL in Christmas. [it's a pun]) 
Behind each door there is a line from a carol. For instance, A on day one is "Angels we have heard on high" and B is "I heard the bells on Christmas Day." Can you guess the others?   

Historical note: Advent calendars traditionally helped count the 24 days leading up to Christmas Eve.  In distinction, the Twelve Days of Christmas, known through song and story, start on Christmas Day and extend until Epiphany or "12th Night."

The calendar is 8 1/2" by 14" on stiff card stock, and can be requested for $15 for one, or a much, much lower price for more than one, from shepherdmargaret5 [at]  

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