Ok, so it’s been a CRAZY few weeks and I’ve yet to complete, or even start, my Christmas Advent! But, I do have the supplies…so that’s a start…guess I’ll be burning the midnight oil before Thursday!!! In the meantime, I saw this DIY Christmas Advent yesterday on The Lettered Cottage and thought it was cute! It was inspired by one from Ballard Designs that retails for $69. I particularly like the black and white of both!!!
This is the one from Ballard Designs…too cute, huh? And if you’ve never checked out Ballard’s…you need to! GREAT stuff!
This is the DIY Advent Calendar…click HERE to see how to make it!
And I wanted to go ahead and share my ideas for each day that I have planned for our Advent Calendar.
1-Introduce/Read The Elf on the Shelf
2-Read Clopper the Christmas Donkey (Story of Baby Jesus)
3-Write and mail letter to Santa
4-Make Santa cards for family/friends (post to come)
5-Make Marshmellow Snowman for snack
6-Read The Polar Express and watch the movie
7-Make snowglobes (post to come)
8-Make Christmas cookies
9-Read God Gave Us Christmas
10-Read and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas
11-Campout in front of tree and fire and make smores w/ Christmas music
12-Make reindeer snack
13-Watch Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
14-Make gingerbread tags for gifts (recipe HERE)
15-Make gifts for teachers
16-Read story of Jesus birth
17-Visit Live Nativity (if you’ve never done this…it’s awesome…find a good one and enjoy!)
19-Have chocolate and go for a ride to see Christmas lights
20-Make gingerbread men and decorate
21-Make gingerbread nativity
22-Make Eggnog Milkshakes (so yummy….a family favorite…sprite, vanilla bean ice cream, and eggnog!)
23-Make cookies for Santa/Unwrap Christmas pj’s (We’re having Christmas early this year b/c Daddy has to work Christmas day!)
24-Read The Night Before Christmas/God Gave Us Christmas
25-Have birthday party for Jesus
Hope these give you a few ideas!!!
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