So it is almost Dec.1, the first day for advent calendars, do you have yours done?!? There are so many great ones out there with such creative ideas! I am doing a mix of a few of them for my kids this year and I am planning for next year already.
Here are some great examples (All of which can be found in my Pinterest) -
This one is by Silhouette
This one is by Kaiser craft, there are lots of examples at – Love is in the Details
I’ve actually got a couple of the Kaiser craft advent calendar’s on order but they won’t come in on time so I am doing something else for this year and will save those for next year.
This one is from A Peek Inside the Fishbowl.
I have started working on an Advent Calendar similar to this one – Maricucu has a tutorial on her blog that explains how to make these. I just used construction paper, 9x12 sheets, cut in half and they are more than big enough for 2 small chocolates and a paper with an activity on it.
I used the number tags available from 52 Mantels as they are super cute!
And I followed some of the ideas from the All Things Simple blog, although I just hand wrote my activities out as I was using up scrap paper.
I also got some ideas from another blog I read, Dragonfly Designs. She is doing a random acts of kindness Advent Calendar. I figured that my oldest can do some of those acts now and understand what Christmas is all about.
I put it all together and hung them up beside the kitchen table…I think they look good but I am going to do a bit more to it later. Here is the pictures of the advent calendar right now -
I think that it turned out pretty good and I am sure the boys will love it!
Did you make an advent calendar?!?