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Dec022011

Our Advent Calendar

I made up a fun activity Advent Calendar for the boys this year.

(we haven’t gotten our other Christmas decorations out yet)

I just printed up the circles + numbers using Robyn’s Vintage Label and Vintage Holiday elements punched them out and stuck them on a paper bag. The clips are from Ikea (I found them in the laundry room).

I’ve only filled the first couple bags so far, but they each have a little tag with an activity for us to do. Even though it seems so simple to me the boys loved it and were very excited to go get our tree. We would have done it anyway but it seemed even more special to them.

If I’m not sure what the day will bring I’ll stick in a small treat, chapstick, eraser or something. They also have their Lego advent calendars. 

Reader Comments (6)

this is such a great idea!! I got the same ikea line in the kids bedroom to habg their drawings!! it will be so much fun opening those sweet bags!! enjoy!

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersophie

This is such a fun idea, Allison! Simple and festive. Love it!

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Andrews

Such a great concept and one with a virtually unlimited number of ways the days could be filled and enjoyed.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

I love this! We just got a chocolate advent calendar - but I'd love to actually go out and do things Christmas-y like this!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaige Evans

What a lovely simple idea. I love the element of surprise and translating things into activities to do together rather than getting something to eat etc. This is a great idea - thanks for sharing it, I'm going to pin it straight away!

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthis is lemonade

I LOVE how these are hung! I purchased this lovely DIY one from etsy today! I like that its a little more jesusy. AND its so pretty. But I will def be using your idea in how to hang it!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115230805/advent-calendar-printed

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

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