Christmas comes with anticipation and advent calendars help us make the most of our anticipation. An advent calendar is a creative reminder of the festive season to come (if you are lucky, you’d even get some treats on the side). As opposed to buying a store-bought advent calendar every time Christmas screams “I’m around the corner”, why don’t you and the kids go creative and make a DIY version.
Making a DIY advent calendar is the best definition of a fun project. Your kids will thoroughly enjoy the simplistic process and it will make the age-long tradition even more special— you will all look forward to Christmas like never before. Plus, they are re-usable, so you can save some pretty penny (buying advent calendars) by sticking to the magical work of your hands.
The other day, I came home to an advent garland crafted by my kids and the smile on my face could have lighted the world. They curated the garland from folded pieces of paper, hole-punched and stapled in the center. It had two compartments (one for each kid), with a single piece of leftover Halloween candy on each side. The kids decorated each compartment and were glowing with pride and admiration at the end result — they loved it to bits. So, if you haven’t done an advent calendar, it’s not too late.
There are several DIY advent calendars online that your kids can recreate for a fun and fulfilling experience. You can make a garland from knit stockings and felt. Even your takeout boxes can prove themselves useful to your cause. Bottom line? There is no shortage of ideas and creativity when it comes to making memorable advent calendars that outlasts many seasons and Christmases.
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