I wanted to do an advent calendar with the kids last year, but I forgot until it was too late. Big shocker. This year, I remembered….on the very last day of November.
A zillion other tasks were calling for my attention, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that my kids are only young once, while dusty furniture and dirty dishes will always be around. Instead of giving up on the idea again (very tempting), I decided to throw a little something together.
It was so worth it.
The kids have had a great time opening their simple gift each day, which is why I wanted to go ahead and share how I put the “calendars” together. It’s a little late to do one for the entire month of December, but why not do a “two weeks until Christmas” calendar? Or maybe twelve days? One last week?
I have a strong feeling that my kiddos are going to be asking for this again next year. Memories are being made. Traditions are being started. Those are priceless gifts worth creating.
For this project I used:
Candy (for two kids I used two bags of Hershey’s Kisses and a box of candy canes)
I started by roughly cutting some leftover fabric into squares. Actually, mine were rectangles that measured about 7-inches by 8-inches. You could also use tissue paper (I didn’t happen to have any on hand.)
I hope you have a fun time making memories with your kids this year. There’s just eighteen more candies….I mean days….until Christmas!
This post is linked to Raising Homemakers.