First, second, third, fourth day of December. The countdown is on and I still need to finish
To make your own giant advent poster:
1) Hang a large poster on the wall (bigger is more festive and exciting)
2) Cover the entire poster with index cards. Use different colors to change it up if you prefer!
3) Number the cards
4) Start peeling back the cards on December 1st!
"Welllll, the first card didn't reveal much..."
And the next day...
And the next!
Until it's Christmas Day!
This idea is a fun and easy one! It can also be a super special and beautiful project if you want to go all out, making fancy pants numbers, etc. I kept it basic, but there are so many directions to take this idea!
I also surprised the boys with the original Advent. These are nearly exactly the type I had when I was growing up! Each door opens up to a message. No chocolate, no surprise, just the simplicity of the Christmas story told day by day.
I hid them in their "mailboxes" to surprise them when they got home from school.
Sometimes our Christmas countdowns include fun activities we are going to do in December. This year, I just made a little TO DO wish list instead. We'll skim through the list and pick out our top choices as the month progresses.
I have an entire collection of ADVENT ideas from Christmases past:
Here are some of the themes and ideas:
One last thing!
My sweet advent candle that I found
while doing some downtown shopping this year.
And the countdown continues.
Happy 25 days of December.
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