Saturday, October 29, 2011

Give Thanks Calendar!!

Have you seen this AWESOME calendar???

I think that it is SO GREAT that I just have to sing it's praises to you!

The Give Thanks Advent Calendar is a GREAT tool to use in your family, with a class or group, or even with a study group. The way that we have used this in our family is each day at dinner time we go around and say what we are thankful for that day. We wrote down our answers on a small card and placed the card in the pocket of the calendar. At the end of the month I complied all of the cards and put copies in each child’s scrapbook, that way years later they can see what they were thankful for! I have also put prayer points in the pockets, and each day we have prayed for the points on cards. Another thought I had, but have yet to do, is to put acts of service on cards in each day and teach my kids how great doing an act of service can be! As you can see there are TONS of great uses for this wonderful hanging.

*This IDEA is not my own, I have seen many of these, but this kit is my own personal spin on it, and my way of letting you make this project YOUR OWN!*

Since we enjoy our calendar so much and I think it is such a GREAT teaching tool with kids, I have put together some for my Etsy shop! There are two ways that you can make this yours RIGHT NOW, just in time for this years Thanksgiving season (although we use ours all year long at various times!)

The first way that you can make this yours is to but a KIT that has everything you will need in it to create this with YOUR family!

Kits are READY TO GO and can ship out TODAY Priority, so you would have it JUST in time for this year! If you would like to purchase a kit, go HERE!

Each kit includes:
~A background piece that is 24 x 34, with a 1.5 inch rod pocket already stitched across the top.
~30 pre-cut pockets, and one rectangle for the title area.
~Pre-cut letters (give, THANKS) and numbers (1-30) in the colors shown in the pictures. (The numbers and the word give are on self-stick felt, the word THANKS is not)
~the “treasures” shown in the second picture (or VERY close to those exact treasures, no kit has less, some have slightly different items than pictured)
~detailed instructions on how to complete your calendar

What you will need to provide:
~Glue (I suggest E2000 or FabriTack)
~I dowel or ribbon to hang the finished hanging
*OPTIONAL: each calendar CAN be made with just glue, OR you can sew the pockets on like I did. I like sewn pockets for longevity to use it year after year, but this project CAN be completed as a no sew project if you like.

 The second way that you can make this yours is buy purchasing a pre assembled wall hanging! I have do all the work and you just have to ENJOY your calendar!!!

The soonest I can ship out the pre assembled wall hangings is MONDAY, but I will still ship them Priority so you should have them very quickly! And you will be able to hang it right up and start using it NOW! If you would like to order a pre assembled wall hanging Give Thanks Calendar go HERE!

*As always, if you are local and want to pick up instead of paying shipping, please convo me to arrange it!*

AND I will have a booth at OctoberFest here in Los Osos TOMORROW, and these will be with me there too! Hurry quick, before this year's kits sell out!!