Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bethlehem Advent Calendar

Here we are at December 1 - the first day of Advent, when we begin the tradition of opening one door (etc.) per day on our Advent calendars through December 24.
The Advent calendar I’m using this year is a stand-up scene of the town of Bethlehem.

When I opened it, the #1 window revealed a tiny picture and the text:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”
Isaiah 9:2

This text points to the blessing brought by the new Babe, the long-awaited Messiah. He came to bring light to all peoples.

During this Advent season,
may the consciousness of the light He brings,
illuminate our hearts with joy and gladness.

I am linking this post to

12 Days of Christmas Traditions – Advent,

hosted by Natasha
at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365.


  1. This is such a lovely calendar and I think it's very special that you are thinking about the Reason for Season!

    I would love to visit the real Holy day!

    Thank you so much for joining in with my 12 Days of Christmas series. I truly appreciate it!

    Blessings and best wishes,

  2. I have never seen a stand up advent like yours, so nice!

  3. Really lovely...I'm following along so I won't miss a single day!

  4. Hi,

    Would you please tell us where you bought this beautiful calendar?

    Thanks so much!

  5. Hello Greyhaven Pines,
    This is the Foldout Bethlehem Advent Calendar from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Here is a direct link:


  6. estou adorando seus trabalhos lindos! parabéns!