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Thread: Advent Calendars

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    Advent Calendars

    I bought three advent calendar panels several years ago. I finally put them together. I also found an ornament of The Elf on the Shelf. Rather than stuffing the pockets with candy or whatever else a family chooses to use, I have the elf attached to a ribbon and he hops from pocket to pocket as we countdown to Christmas. It may not show, but the ornaments and packages are outlined with a gold metallic thread and embellished with some crystals. These will be given to three families at Thanksgiving - just in time for the holiday countdown and the elf will be checking out whose been naughty and whose been nice.
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    Very nice!

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    nice idea not everyone wants to have candy everyday LOL, they are very pretty
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    Very nice and what fun they are.

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    Great idea and beautiful work!!!

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    Super super cute!!!!! Pretty too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    I have the elf attached to a ribbon and he hops from pocket to pocket as we countdown to Christmas.
    this is a FANTASTIC idea! thanks for sharing your great panels
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    Very pretty!
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    Gorgeous. I've got four panels that I picked up last year that I really need to finish so that the family (sisters and parents) can enjoy them - hopefully this year.

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    I love your idea of moving the elf along the days. Those are really nice panels and I know the families that receive them will love them.

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    Nice and very colorful, good work.

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    They are so pretty.

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    They look fantastic!!
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    Nice panels. Love the idea of the elf!
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    So festive; love them.
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    Pretty advent calendars! Love the idea of the 'hopping elf'. Sweet!
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    They are lovely. Looks there is going to be 3 lucky families come Thanksgiving.
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    Very pretty! I really like the idea of the ornament too
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    Very pretty!

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