Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Craft- Advent Calendar

Hi peeps!  Are you ready to get this party started?  Cassie (Hi Sugarplum) is hosting today's party, so if you have a Christmas Craft to share, go HERE to link up!



I'm linking up the advent calendar I created.  I'm especially giddy about it this year because we have a little one (19 months old) to start sharing the season with and creating our own memories and traditions.














I made this advent calendar with our family in mind, and considering our child's age, but of course you can personalize it to suit your family's needs.  I printed the labels on the computer and taped them to the tags with Japanese tape.

ADVENT CALENDAR ADVENTURES
Take a family photo in front of the Christmas tree
Sing Christmas songs
Make Christmas cards for Grandparents
Make a Christmas ornament
Color a Christmas picture 
Make paper snowflakes 
Drink hot cocoa with marshmallows
Watch a christmas movie 
Go out for a Christmas treat 
Drive around the neighborhood and look at Christmas lights 
Visit Santa Claus
Call Grandparents 
Wrap a gift for your teachers
Read a story about the birth of Baby Jesus 
Make cookies for Santa Claus 
Write Santa Claus a letter
Read the book: "The Night Before Christmas" 
Make a snowman
Make a yummy treat
Build a gingerbread house 
Buy a Christmas gift for Toys for Tots  
Donate toys and clothes
Visit Grandparents
Make chocolate covered toffee


I'm hoping to have this advent calendar for years to come in our home! 


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16 comments:

  1. I love your Advent calendar Megan! I know James will love the tradition you've started in the years to come.

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  2. What a cute advent calendar. I must say that I had never heard of this type of calendar before last week when our team manager got us one. What a fun idea.

    jen
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  3. I love it! It is so fun. I would love to start an advent calendar tradition! - Meg at O. is Me

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  4. What a wonderful list of adventures! I love how interactive this calendar is as opposed to simple little gifts. Sounds like your family will have lots of great memories this Christmas season!

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  5. This is so cute!! I am loving it!

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  6. THERE is it! ;) It looks great -- we're advent twins today! Thanks for linking...and pimping!

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  7. Such a cute idea to have little adventures each day! Love that! Super adorable! :)

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  8. I love this!

    Thanks for sharing it, it inspires me to make something like this for our family!

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  9. Oh it's so colorful and fun for the holidays! I always loved advent calendars...and still do! (:

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  10. I love all the activities that you have planned for your family. This was the hardest part of making my advent calendar this year :)

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  11. Lovely! I'll make mine soon. Thanks for the ideas!

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  12. What a fun Advent calendar! You did a great job, Megan. I think it is wonderful that you have started this tradition with James.

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  13. I love the cute little pockets. You are going to have so much fun with this! :)

    I am the worstest mama ever. I've had the supplies to make an Advent calendar for a YEAR, and haven't gotten around to it. :s Maybe I'll give it a shot today...if not, I'll console myself with the fact that I'm planning a bday party this Saturday, and also trying to decorate for Christmas.

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  14. I can't believe you made that! It must've taken so much time! It really is adorable though, great job.

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  15. I've been wanting to set up an advent calendar but wasn't inspired by anything. LOVE this. so thanks for the inspiration :)

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