HAPPY DECEMBER…is anyone else doing a slight mental breakdown of only 24 days left until christmas….cause I’m not…just wondering if you are.
okay. I might have started to do yoga to calm myself down.
and now my leg is sore from stretching and so my yoga day (yes, only one day) is over.
but I love the holidays…and each year I start early so I can ACTUALLY enjoy the holidays…which rarely happens…. and so I decided to do a advent calendar with things pre written up that I HAVE to do to unstress me out a little bit…..
(I made this advent calendar last year..and I tried to get a step by step picture process so bare with me)
Here are a list of ideas to assign for each day:
Go drive and look at Christmas lights
Bake and Decorate Christmas cookies
Read the story of Jesus from the scriptures
Watch home movies
Take a treat to your neighbor
Make a Christmas craft
Decorate gingerbread houses
Sing your favorite Christmas carols
Watch a Christmas movie
Make a snowman
Go for a walk
Enjoy some hot chocolate
Make a trip to see Santa
Collect and Donate unwanted toys
Make a list of things you are thankful for
Hang some mistletoe
Write a special letter to Santa
Listen to your favorite Christmas music
Write a thank you note
Make some Christmas decorations
Do a secret act of service
Hang up your Christmas decorations
Donate some food to the local food shelter
Wrap your holiday gifts
Act out the story of jesus
Play a game
Make a homemade gift
Make some new years resolutions
Have a candy cane eating contest
Color some Christmas pictures
You could also just put a scripture with each day…
and my sister had a great idea to wrap up a christmas story to read each day
from blue cricket design
and when I was at the scrapbook store (scrapN fanatics (shoutout to all you poky people) I found this:
yes, that would make it go aLOT faster! and for one dollar…TOTALLY WORTH IT!
and this one from SYTYC
Another classic, Kim. well done.
Kelli @ RTSM says
I that is too cute! I love the pocket at the bottom! I wish I would have thought about that last year when I made my advent calendar!
elizabeth @ twelvecrafts says
One day of yoga sounds just about right! 😉
oh my gosh, I just found your blog and I'm so excited! I luhhrv advent calenders! The one with the little white buckets is just too cute.
Your so creative Mama, Im excited to see more!
Great ideas! Every year I tell myself I'm going to make an Advent calender….every year I end up buying the Playmobile one!
Next year…next year…
Love your site! I'm now your newest follower! 🙂
Super fun!! Always Love the Christmas tree styles!!
Hey, I have one of those! 😉 I am missing 3 star/#'s tho–darn kids!! We are starting the stories tonite–I'm way excited! Great job…as always! 🙂
Sassy Sites! says
I love it!! Thanks so much for linking up with Sassy Sites for our Christmas Party! Be sure to check back often and I hope you link up with us again! xoxo!!
Amy Rich says
Love your advent calendar! Check out my site for the story behind the one I made. thepineneedlevalley.blogspot.com
Love the calendar I am going to try and remember to make one for 2014 as it is too late for this year! I wish that I had found it sooner as it looks great, I can get the Grandchildren to say what they would choose to do and say what Christmas is really about.