December 21, 2011

{DIY} Modern Advent Calendar

We receive at least one store bought traditional Advent calendar each year with the chocolates inside each day's Bible verse. (Sweets and scripture, it doesn't get much more Southern than that.) We never open it and the entire thing gets tossed sometime around  Jan 1.

I love this modern take on an Advent calendar and definitely plan to do some twist on it as part of our family's Christmas tradition.

It's so simple: mini kraft envelopes, cardstock, and tape or pins. You could tape it onto your wall or pin the envelopes on a board (as shown here). My favorite part is the daily activity that we can enjoy as a family. Something as simple as making hot chocolate with extra marshmallows or watching a Christmas movie. Maybe I'll also throw in *extra fun* things like, "folding laundry" or "mopping floors". This calendar idea may stick around all year...

3 comments:

Juggling in Heels said...

Love how clean and simple that is! I would add "clean your own room today" because maybe if the advent calendar told them, they would listen this time.

mamalunz said...

Love this and will be doing it next year! Thanks for sharing!

-mamalunz

Jenny Vitucci said...

Love this! Thanks so much for sharing! I shared it on my blog too...
http://alongcamesplendor.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-advent-calendar.html

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