In November of last year Candyce came across an artsy blogger who had just finished a “Bethlehem Calendar,” which is kind of like an Advent calendar. It’s a wall hanging for kids to get excited about the coming of Christmas: Mary and Joseph travel through Bethlehem and on the 25th day, they end up in a manger. You get the idea.

So Candyce showed this calendar to me and said that she was going to make one just like it. Why not make it a little exciting? I sketched some things out and then shared them with her and she wasn’t at all curious with my big ideas. So I got the project started myself. Two-and-a-half months later, I finally finished it. Here’s some photos of the project, and what it looks like on the wall here a year later.