28 November 2012

advent calendar ideas

Are you getting your advent calendars together?
I have two this year. Who says you can only have one?
My first one is a wooden one that I redid. I picked up on clearance for $7. 
I repainted it and put on new numbers. I like the clean, modern look.
This one will be used for our Keeping Christ in Christmas advent. Each box contains a scripture to read and a little treat. 

The second one we have is for our Christmas activities. 

You can make one, too!
All you need: a dollar-store clothesline, clothespins, paper, advent numbers, and contact paper if you want to make it re-usable. The total cost should be around $4 or less if you already have materials at home. 

On the back of each card has a Christmas activity that we will do that day. The contact paper makes it so you can write with a dry-erase marker. Then you can reuse from year-to-year, or if you need to change activities at the last minute, no problem! Holidays require flexibility, you know.

And should you decide to make one, I've made it simple. Click here to download a printable version of the numbers. All you have to do is cut and paste, literally. 

If you make one,  I would love to see it!
Come back tomorrow for more activity ideas than you'll ever need for your new advent calendar!

1 comment:

  1. love the simple advent idea way more than the one i was trying to throw together. and it is so simple...which is the exactly what i need considering the countdown to dec is here!



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