I was able to get the “Love in A Box” package out early for December, and it did arrive in New York today. I am amazed how proficient the USPS is with the package always arriving within the 3-day period. Our grandson is home sick today, so getting his package hopefully will brighten his day. This month’s theme is, of course, Christmas.
The advent calendar was a download from Classic Christmas Advent Calendar SVGCuts.com., Cost $6.99, and cut out with my Silhouette. It took a bit a time to put this together and to shop for things to fill each compartment. Since my grandson is such a history buff, I thought I might put the history of advent and advent calender on the back of this calendar. A clearer copy can be found here. HISTORY OF THE ADVENT CALENDAR
I also inserted 25 days of Christmas Scripture verses that I found here. I cut out the top template on my Silhouette and took it shopping with me so I could match sizes of gifts to insert. I will post what I inserted into each box after Christmas.
I made this tree ornament in a Christmas Craft Class at our church and finally got around to putting some pictures on each side. The pictures are of our grandson posing with Santa for 4 different years.
Our grandson’s earnings from the Thanksgiving Trivia. He texted me the answers
and got them all correct. So $10.00 ! He was excited to learn a few new things, like cranberries having to bounce 4″ before they can be harvested. So he has a new Christmas Bible Trivia for December with possible earnings of $15.00. These are very trickly questions. You can download the questions here.
Christmas Card for our grandson with a bit of spending cash. Made this on my
Christmas Card for our daughter with a bit of spending cash also. This is Silhouette #104086 ornate pull out card snowflakes. Martha Stewart pine branch punch, and ribbon from JoAnn Fabrics.
“Call to Glory” monthly devotionals…One for our Daughter, and One for our Grandson.
Joy Boxes, Silhouette #70567 filled with Christmas Jelly Beans, Peanut Butter M & M’s, and pistashios.
A few more goodies…Goldfish, Mac & Cheese, Applesauce Squeezes, Pistashios, and
their favorite Seed Bars from Trader Joe’s and Mexican Vanilla. Also from Trader Joe’s some Fresh dates, toasted almonds, and citron for my daughter’s holiday baking.
A Sticker/Coloring page received from a ministry we support.
His usual Tic Tac box, Shilouette design #69149. I used Papertrey Ink
Snowflake design for the snowflake.
Cards for our grandson’s school teachers, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Mowers.
This is Shilouette Design #62413 with a Google search for the
Christmas Tree Salutation on the back.
Teacher gifts made with Papertrey Ink’s Petite Places-School House. I forgot to take a picture of the jar I put together so the above is similar. I added a tag, Shilouette #92001 and put green and white mints in the jars.
I also included the packaging for the gifts. Tags were designed on my Shilouette.
Both my husband and I really enjoy putting these “Love in A Box” packages together each month. I come up with a theme for each month and then get busy with the crafting and my husband scouts for items to put in the box.
Next month’s theme: TIME!
Have a blessed Christmas season,