We started our Star of Wonder advent calendar today. The kids are so excited! I first introduced our idea here but I’ll fill you in a bit in this post as well.
We have a sweet little clothe calendar the we usually use but I wanted to mix thing up a bit this year and It really surprised the boys. I this year I decided to fill each paper star with not only a fun selection of treats and treasures but also a little message of wonder and light. A reminder to us all that if we choose light (yes its a daily choice I believe) goodness, knowledge, magic, wonder, kindness, truth and love our world will always shine brighter and truer than any darkness we might encounter.
Today’s first treat was gold coins along with a quote about angels being guardians of truth and light. I had prefaced to the kids that each day would bring something to excite the senses, a toy or a candy. Something that would make them fill a moment of magic and happiness. But it also carried in it a message that if read and applied in their lives would carry constant light and happiness that would never go away. My oldest, my nine year old son, was able to grasp the concept the best but I still think they others will enjoy reading something uplifting.
I was also excited to find this little wire hanging rack just in the nick of time at our favorite antique mall in Springville, UT, Treasures. I’m happy with how it worked into things and we might just keep it there for messages and mail in the future. (Oh and how sweet is this Wren and James little pinafore Miss M has on!?)