Thursday, November 30, 2006

Des 1st

Even if they are 18 years old they have to have a advent calender. Here is my DD's. I made this when she was a little girl. You can see some of the cross stitched santas behind the gifts. I suggested I could make her a new one. (a quilted one). But she almost got angry. THIS was her calender and THIS was the start of christmas for her. I am so happy she likes traditions.
I found this cute old christmas cards on the net.
The first one shows a norwegian "santa" (nisse) and the second one some birds. I love these old cards.

I also found this link on Christmas in Norway which tells a little bit about traditions in Norway.
You can also check this, this link if you want to read more.
This evening I will place my advent table runners on the table, hang the advent star in the window and place the advent candles in the windows.
I wish you all a very happy and peacful advent.

11 comments:

Libby said...

It always makes my heart warm when my daughter insists on holding to a tradition just as it always has -- there is just something so comforting to the holidays when you do the same things, have the same meals . . .

Nadine said...

A peaceful Advent to you, too, May Britt ! Your Advent calendar is sooo cute, I understand why your daughter doesn't want another one.
The cards are beautiful ! (I just love greeting cards, especially that kind....)
Now I'm going to visit how you spend Christmas in Norway....
Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Suze said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of the quilts your friends made.

Looks as though you are getting a start on the holiday season.......

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Lovely Advent Calendar - it's a true tradition for your daughter! :-)

I'm anxious to read about Christmas in Norway - thank you for providing the link.

Andi said...

I took my family Advent calendar to college with me...unfortunately, it did not survive the many moves after that!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Lovely that your daughter still has an advent calendar at her age.

Susan said...

And to you! I love your daughter's attitude. I wouldn't want to give up that great advent calendar either. =)

Sweet P said...

Happy Advent to you as well. What a great Advent calendar your daughter has. Those cards are great too.

Cynthia said...

it's nice to see that even as our children get older they still like to keep to the traditions. Our two DDs are like that also.

That is a lovely advent calender you made for your daughter. Thanks for the links. I have enjoyed reading about Christmas in Norway.

kjquilts said...

Thank you for the links to Christmas in Norway. I'm always interested in learning more about Norwegian customs. My husband's great grandparents came to the US from Norway. He even knows how to make lefse!

Mary said...

I think family traditions are the best! I miss our holiday traditions with both my boys away from home although Adam has promised to bake some Christmas cookies for his dad this year. We would start baking cookies the first of December and bake all month long. Adam moved out on his own last November so I really missed baking cookies with him last year.

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