Christ’s Coming Advent Calendar

I have another great advent calendar to share with you today. This Sunday I am teaching the Young Women from Manual 3 lesson 19: Heritage. The lesson begins by sharing some favorite family traditions. There are so many wonderful traditions to make around the holidays – and one of them is counting down to Christmas.

I have used different scriptural advent calendars throughout the years – as a family and in my personal study. This is one I found in the New Era Magazine, from 2008. There is a scripture for each day about the birth and life of the Savior, and activities to help us be more like Christ. I wanted to make it a special gift for my girls, so cut and paste the advent into these beautiful cards I found on Cathe Holden’s blog.

There is one card for each day. After reading the scripture and completing the activity on the top card, place it in the back of the stack, and read the subsequent card the next day. I tri-folded a piece pf 8-1/2 x 11″ kraft cardstock and sewed up 2 sides to make an easy, yet sturdy envelope.

I then closed it up with a couple brads and a piece of string.

All you do us tie a knot behind one of the brads before inserting into the hole. Then wrap the string around both brads to secure the flap down. These star brads are cute, but I actually found the standard round brass brads are a little easier to wrap around – and sometimes simple is best!

You can download the pdf for the advent:

in English here.

in Spanish here.

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13 Responses to Christ’s Coming Advent Calendar

  1. Trilce says:

    Spanish!, spanish!, spanish!,:P, jejejeje. Please???, ;) …I love it!!

  2. Amber says:

    This is adorable! Perfect for your YW, but I think it would be a fun gift to take to those I visit teach, and even include on gifts to family members. Love it! Thanks!

  3. lizbeth says:

    This is such a cute idea!! I”ll be waiting for the spanish translation!

  4. Marne Clark says:

    awesome! thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  5. Dayna Brown says:

    I love this! But I having a hard time opening it on my computer. Any suggestions? Thanks

    • Kristin says:

      You may want to try using a different browser, and as always, the files print best when downloaded to your computer, then opened again in Adobe Acrobat. I hope it works for you!

  6. Patricia says:

    I could not load the English version on pdf.

  7. Trilce says:

    Thank you so much!!!

  8. Ranita says:

    Mil gracias!!! por la versión en Español. Hermoso regalo para mis hijas y mis alumnos de Instituto!!!!

  9. Debbie says:

    You are amazingly creative and this is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Rachel says:

    LOVE them!!!!! my friends will be doing them together can’t wait!!!

  11. Mindi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  12. Marie says:

    Can I edit this into a jpg format??? If so do you know how?? Or could you send me a jpg format please pretty please with sugar on top. I was hoping to edit into a 4 x 6 and print on photo paper. It is amazing!!!

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