Wednesday, November 9, 2011

holiday traditionsSo now that you have some springboard ideas of what to include in the advent calendar, here are some of my ideas for simple Advent calendar: drawers (this is what we use: you can fill it with candy or activities), ornaments (use a label on each to designate activity), box with popsicle sticks (box from Target dollar section; write activities on popsicle stick – doesn’t take very much space), and paper link (activity on each link; this is great for perceptualizing how much time until Christmas and is very inexpensive)
Advent Calendar drawersAdvent Calendar Christmas Bulbs
Advent Popsicle sticksPaper Chain Advent

I hope you are inspired! I want to hear what you guys do for fun during the month of December too – please let me know in the comments section; I am always looking for more great ideas. Got a cool advent calendar – I want to see it! Leave me a link in the comments section.

No matter what you decide to do, now is the time to begin planning & preparing so you are ready to roll it out December one!
merry christmastradition series


  1. Hi Beth! Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! I am following you as well and I will put your linky on my directory! Have an awesome day!


  2. Thanks for sharing this list of advent calendar ideas, I've been thinking about what style I would like to make and this is a great help. Thanks also for popping over to Happy Whimsical Hearts, I've also started following you :-)

  3. Thanks for including my Dollar Tree Advent Calendar in your round up!

  4. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am now a follower. You have some great ideas, I may use some for this year's Advent Calendar. I will link up when I post something new :)

  5. Thanks for posting these ideas and for the reminder to get it ready - December 1 will be here before we know it!!!

  6. Great ideas! Thanks for stopping by Reading Confetti! Happily following you back!

  7. I just love all these ideas - you are so creative!
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  8. Hi Beth... we have our advent up on our blog now come by and see it


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