We have two advent calendars. One is a wall hanging where you decorate the tree a bit more each day. Because it has little bells that jingle when I walk by, Echo has a hard time leaving it alone. He's been good this year thus far.
The second advent calendar is a 3-ring binder and a CD. Each day, you play the appropriate track on the CD (a Christmas carol), read the listed scripture, and read the Christmas-related story. It's pretty cool! Nathan and I haven't been very consistent in doing it in the past, we typically miss half the days, but this year I'm making an effort to have lots of family time in December. We curl up in our big chair and take turns reading. If I start to cry, Nathan makes silly comments about the story or tickles me. :P
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