Saturday, November 26, 2016

Advent Calendar Template 2016

Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent, and I'll start to draw my 8th annual Advent calendar.   I'll plan to post the drawings at least weekly. 

My first Advent calendar was drawn in 2008, and afterward I wrote about what I learned.  It's been a wonderful way for me to connect with the season and to meditate while I draw and color. 

To see my previous Advent calendar drawings, click as follows:
My friend Sybil also posts her yearly Advent calendars in her prayer-drawing blog, Praying in Color.  Click here for her 2014 calendar, here for 2013, here for 2012, here for 2011, or here for 2010.  I'll also link to her 2016 calendar as it appears.

If you'd like to try this activity for yourself, you're invited to click here for several different templates on Sybil's blog.  Along with my calendar grid I'll be using this year, she offers a wreath and two trees with different shapes for the days.  She also shows her finished calendars for 2015 at the end of her post.