I’m sharing a fun DIY advent calendar to get you in the mood for a little holiday cheer!
Each year I always buy three chocolate advent calendars from Trader Joe’s for the boys. Yes, they usually they eat the chocolate in the morning, shhhhh. In addition to the chocolate, I always make sure the kids know about the true meaning of Advent and why we celebrate. nope it’s not about the chocolate and gifts
So we sit down and think of fun activities we can do as a family. It could be as simple as watching a Christmas movie or reading a book, as long as we are doing it as a family, it’s a go!
Simply print out the 25 numbers which I have for you in a free download at the end of this post. Cut them into a square or rectangle.
On the opposite side of the tag, write or print out the activity for the day. It took a little planning on my end as I had to make sure some of the activities would fall on a weekend night.
I secured our ribbon across an old ladder tying it at each end. I then pegged our cards onto the ribbon using wooden clothespins. If you don’t have a ladder think of a picture frame or old window, get creative and create a cute little vignette.
Guess what….. some nights we just don’t get to it, too much homework, sports, someone is sick and that’s OK!
Just click on the link below to download the printable to use for your own personal use.
Go see all of the wonderful and free printables, our gift to you this holiday season!
Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags and Ornaments by Finding Home Farms | Peace on Earth by My Someday in May | Red Barn Gift Tags & Print by Refresh Restyle | Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Watercolor by Finding Silver Pennies | Merry Christmas Ornament by In My Own Style
Good Tidings Christmas Chalkboard by Live Laugh Rowe | Plaid Christmas Gift Tags by Four Generations One Roof | Vintage Inspired Christmas Favor by Anderson and Grant | Hot Cocoa Bar Sign Printable by Blesser House | Watercolor Paper Flowers by Chronicles of Home
Let it Snow Banner by Happy Happy Nester | Reindeer Games by Clean and Scentsible | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by A Burst of Beautiful | 12 Plaid Reindeer Joy Printables by The Happy Housie | Santa Baby by Kelly Elko
Christmas Tree Farm Poster by Making Home Base | We’ve Got that Holiday Feeling by My Fabuless Life | It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by May Me and Mom | Heaven and Nature Sing by Nest of Posies | Nativity by Shades of Blue Interiors
Make Your Own Christmas Village by Town and Country Living | Madeline’s Christmas by So Much Better with Age | Christmas Gift Tags by TIDBITS | Countdown to Christmas by Unskinny Boppy | Holly Botanical Study Watercolor by Nina Hendrick Design
If you are looking for a few ideas to do as a family this coming season I’ve written a few down for you.
Pick out a Christmas Tree
Decorate the Christmas Tree
Set up the nativity
Read Luke 2 1-15
Read a Christmas book
Make a card for someone and mail it
Make warm apple cider
Take a night walk
Play a board game
Watch a Christmas movie
Feed the Homeless
Make hot cocoa
Do something nice for a stranger
Decorate a gingerbread house
Look at Christmas lights
Bake Christmas cookies
Make a Christmas card for your teacher
Donate toys to a deserving family
Write down what you are thankful for
Make a Christmas craft
Have family over for dinner
Thanks so much for stopping by today.