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Dec032012

The Advent Calendar

Friday night while the Mr and I were watching a movie at home I quickly realized that the following day was the 1st of December. Not sure how it snuck up on me! Every year I do some sort of advent calendar counting down the days till Christmas. This is a tradition I did not want to let pass. I went scrounging in the office to see what I could come up with. I had tons of these little bags and almost enough round labels that I thought could work. Inside are little notes that either call for a fun activity for the day, encouragement for the kiddos, or something we can do for others. For example...

-go ice skating

-Ellie we love you more than marshmallows. KJ we love you more than legos.

-make cards for our neighbors

I then put all the little bags up in the movie room in a shape of a tree. This may not be the most creative advent I have done, but the kiddos love it none the less.

** Today I am also sharing some of my favorite gifts over on LaLa Lovely today!!!!**

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Reader Comments (8)

I really love this Advent calendar...and...stripes are my weakness! Where did you find those adorable bags?

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I think it's pretty creative! Good for you for pulling that together at the last minute!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Love it!!!! You are the best Momma. I believe it is time for a date!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

So fun! Can I be your third (albeit adult) child? How fun is your house!?!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Not your most creative?!?! I think it is amazing, especially on the fly!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarey Barsotti

precious :)

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

it's super cute... i love the stripes! xo . t

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrina

I love this advent calendar! Such a great idea to do activities and offer encouragement. This is my first visit to your blog-I love it!

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLettie

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