Ever since my girls were tiny I’ve loved doing something a little different for Advent. I am not a fan of the [insert cartoon character or band here] chocolate advent calendar as I find them a bit pointless and at the risk of sounding over dramatic.. soulless. So for the past few years I’ve done a homemade Advent calendar.
For our family Christmas is such an important time and the run up to Christmas Day is a time to remember the reason we celebrate so I like to incorporate that into their advent calendar by having activities for them to do each day.
Here’s what I’ve done for the last 3 years..
This one was for Noo as E was still a baby. I put chocolate coins and a little bit of the Nativity story in each parcel
The girls would take it in turns to open an envelope, in each was a chocolate coin or a candy can and a Christmas themed activity idea as well as bit of the Christmas story.
I kept it really simple, again they took it in turns and this time I wrote the activity on a label. Thankfully I saved the labels so I can reuse them.
Unfortunately this calendar is looking a little tired after yet another year of being squished into our attic so I thought I’d go for something else this Advent. We no longer have that fire surround or wallpaper (thank the Lord!) which means I can enjoy having a lovely white canvas of a wall to play around with.
Here’s my (P)inspiration..
So you can see I’m sticking along the same lines.
There’s a parcel to open everyday and I’m still going to have an activity for them to try, check out my 2013 post for a full list of the activities I include.
And, if time runs out I can always get this Ferm Living one… drools..
from the Pippa and Ike Show
I’ll be posting what I’ve made next week so make sure you check back!