Earlier this month I asked you to share your favorite holiday tradition; I got a collection of wonderful responses. When I was in first grade my parents went to Europe for three weeks. They returned at the beginning of December and one of my gifts was an advent calendar. It was a prized possession.
It wasn’t filled with chocolate, but beautifully designed. Each box had a small image of a toy behind the flap. That small & simple pleasure brought me great joy as a child. As an adult, I am always utterly disappointed by the chocolate filled advent calendars available for my girls. So, a few years back I bought a reusable felt Christmas tree advent calendar.
This year our advent calendar
is going beyond chocolate.
I have been looking for a way to make our family advent calendar something truly memorable. Of course, Pinterest had a plethora of wonderful ideas. I’ve read about putting in bible quotes, or having your family write things they are thankful for and inserting the notes into the compartments, or giving holiday stickers, but nothing felt quite right… until today, when I came across this amazing post.
Suddenly it clicked, yes, yes, yes! This is exactly what I was looking for! I was so inspired by The Petit Cadeau’s idea that I created a few additional cards for our advent calendar (and yours)! Click here to download must-see holiday movie advent cards, holiday activity advent cards or fill in the blank holiday adventure clue cards from Let’s Lasso the Moon.
Click the links below to download printable:
- Must-see holiday movie advent cards
- Holiday activity advent cards
- Fill in the blank holiday adventure clue cards
Looking for a fun holiday calendar? Below are a few of my favorites from Pottery Barn Kids The Land of Nod:
And then there is THIS …
LEGO City Advent Calendar *Too cool. I just HAD to share.
- Count down to Christmas with the LEGO City Advent Calendar, featuring buildable surprises, exclusive elements and 8 minifigures
- Open a window every day to reveal 24 different LEGO City-themed gifts
- Features 8 minifigures, including a police officer, robber, astronaut and a surprise holiday-themed minifigure
- Enjoy 24 days of LEGO City building fun
Don’t let buying a calendar hold you back from enjoying the simple thrill of an advent calendar this season. I can guarantee you could grab 25 business envelopes and your child will still be thrilled. Speaking of paper, check out this adorable Cone-iferous Advent Calendar from Spoonful. So simple, so sweet.
Somehow my post has taken on a life of its own. I need to sign off before I write a novel. I’d love if you’d share any additional advent adventure ideas with me in the comments below, on Facebook or Pinterest.
I hope you and your family have a stress free Thanksgiving.
I will catch you on the flip side!
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