Christmas Craft- Advent Calendar

Hi peeps!  Are you ready to get this party started?  Cassie (Hi Sugarplum) is hosting today’s party, so if you have a Christmas Craft to share, go HERE to link up!

I’m linking up the advent calendar I created.  I’m especially giddy about it this year because we have a little one (19 months old) to start sharing the season with and creating our own memories and traditions.

I made this advent calendar with our family in mind, and considering our child’s age, but of course you can personalize it to suit your family’s needs.  I printed the labels on the computer and taped them to the tags with Japanese tape.

Take a family photo in front of the Christmas tree
Sing Christmas songs
Make Christmas cards for Grandparents
Make a Christmas ornament
Color a Christmas picture 
Make paper snowflakes 
Drink hot cocoa with marshmallows
Watch a christmas movie 
Go out for a Christmas treat 
Drive around the neighborhood and look at Christmas lights 
Visit Santa Claus
Call Grandparents 

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Wrap a gift for your teachers
Read a story about the birth of Baby Jesus 
Make cookies for Santa Claus 
Write Santa Claus a letter
Read the book: “The Night Before Christmas” 
Make a snowman
Make a yummy treat
Build a gingerbread house 
Buy a Christmas gift for Toys for Tots  
Donate toys and clothes
Visit Grandparents
Make chocolate covered toffee
I’m hoping to have this advent calendar for years to come in our home! 




  1. November 29, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    I love your Advent calendar Megan! I know James will love the tradition you've started in the years to come.

  2. November 29, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    I love it! It is so fun. I would love to start an advent calendar tradition! – Meg at O. is Me

  3. November 29, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    What a wonderful list of adventures! I love how interactive this calendar is as opposed to simple little gifts. Sounds like your family will have lots of great memories this Christmas season!

  4. November 29, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    This is so cute!! I am loving it!

  5. November 29, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    I love all the activities that you have planned for your family. This was the hardest part of making my advent calendar this year 🙂

  6. Jen S.
    November 29, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    What a cute advent calendar. I must say that I had never heard of this type of calendar before last week when our team manager got us one. What a fun idea.


  7. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    November 29, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    THERE is it! 😉 It looks great — we're advent twins today! Thanks for linking…and pimping!

  8. leanne
    November 29, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    I love this!

  9. natasha {schue love}
    November 29, 2011 / 4:34 pm

    Such a cute idea to have little adventures each day! Love that! Super adorable! 🙂

  10. Andrea
    November 29, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    I love this!

    Thanks for sharing it, it inspires me to make something like this for our family!

  11. Michaela
    November 29, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Oh it's so colorful and fun for the holidays! I always loved advent calendars…and still do! (:

  12. November 30, 2011 / 1:55 am

    Lovely! I'll make mine soon. Thanks for the ideas!

  13. Allison
    November 30, 2011 / 4:28 am

    What a fun Advent calendar! You did a great job, Megan. I think it is wonderful that you have started this tradition with James.

  14. November 30, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    I love the cute little pockets. You are going to have so much fun with this! 🙂

    I am the worstest mama ever. I've had the supplies to make an Advent calendar for a YEAR, and haven't gotten around to it. :s Maybe I'll give it a shot today…if not, I'll console myself with the fact that I'm planning a bday party this Saturday, and also trying to decorate for Christmas.

  15. December 4, 2011 / 6:37 am

    I can't believe you made that! It must've taken so much time! It really is adorable though, great job.

  16. Amy Powell
    December 5, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    I've been wanting to set up an advent calendar but wasn't inspired by anything. LOVE this. so thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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