Friday, April 4, 2014

Atonement Advent Calendar

One of my most popular posts is The Last Week of Christ which I did for my oldest son when he was serving in the Ohio Columbus Mission a few years ago.  I wanted to come up with something for Matt which was spiritual as well.  I had a great time researching quotes on the Atonement from our church leaders as I put together this Atonement Advent Calendar.  I think he and his companion will LOVE it and enjoy pondering upon our Savior's Atonement during this Easter season.  Hope so!

Supplies:
(mine are 2.75"x 4")
number stickers
mini clothes pins
jute, twine or ribbon
2 push pins / thumb tacks
small Easter candy
(see below)


#1
 Number your bags.

#2
Print the quote cards onto white card stock.  Cut out on the dotted lines.  


Note: The quotes are in no particular order.  There are 30 of them.  
Use only as many as you need i.e. if Easter falls on the 20th of the month, 
you would only have 20 bags.

#3  
Insert one quote card and two small pieces of candy into each bag - 
one for your missionary and one for their companion.

#4  
Seal bags closed.  
I used some bicycle Washi tape that I found at Staples 
quite some time ago but anything will work.

#5
Using mini clothes pins, attach your bags to jute, twine, ribbon, yarn, etc...
I used some white jute that I found at the craft store.


There you have it!  All done!  So cute...I made 2 sets in blue and one in yellow because I have three missionaries that we mail things to.  They are going to LOVE it!  Don't forget to include a small baggie with two push pins or thumb tacks inside so they can hang their banner in their apartment.

This isn't going to fit in the small Flat Rate box...and the medium size was too big for what I wanted to send so I opted for the 6"x 7" Priority Mail box.  Just ask the postmaster to get one for you.  They are usually behind the counter.  The box is free but it costs a bit more to send because it goes by weight.  If I keep the weight down it should only be $10 to send.  Don't know what I'm going to do when I start mailing packages to my niece in Bolivia...I've got a month to figure it out.  Any ideas?

I made this topper to go on the top of my package along with a little instruction sheet.  Thanks to Nat at www.scrappynat.com for the digital scrapbook embellishments!  She makes adorable scrapbook kits and it was fun to use a couple of her elements to put this together.  You really should check her out!  Happy Easter everyone!


(scrapbook elements used and posted with permission by Scrappy Nat www.scrappynat.com)



4 comments:

  1. These are so perfect! I was just wanting something to make our Easter season a little more spiritual, and this is exactly what I needed. Thank you!!!!

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  2. I'm so glad! Enjoy!
    Cherylann

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  3. Your Easter advent calendar is wonderful! Sadly, Easter is on April 5th this year so I think it might be too late to send it to my missionary, but I will next year for certain!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. Happy to help! Good luck to your missionary!
    Cherylann

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