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Advent calendar

I love the idea of advent calendars, and now that Michael is old enough to be excited about Christmas I wanted to put something special together. After pinning examples all year (1, 2, 3, 4) I combined my favorite parts and came up with this! The materials and method are super simple. I found a pretty ribbon, tiny envelopes and cards at the craft store. I numbered the envelopes and decorated them with snowflake stamps, then hung the ribbon and clipped each envelope with a paper clip. I wrote a different activity on each card. Since Michael is so young, I kept the activities pretty simple: 

decorate christmas tree
eat a candy cane
unwrap a book
bake cookies
unwrap a toy
sponsor a child
take gifts to the neighbors
drive around and look at the lights
movie night with popcorn
sing Christmas carols
read 'The Night Before Christmas'

I hope to keep the garland and change the activities on the cards as Michael grows. 
Christmas season starts tomorrow - I can't wait to get started! Happy weekend, friends. xoxo


  1. Love it! I'm so excited to open day one on our advent calendar tomorrow. Your poinsettia is very pretty, too:)

    1. Thank you, Erika! I'm excited too - the holidays are even better with a little one, right? :)