Wednesday, November 30, 2011

{ adorable advent calendars }

Do you have a holiday tradition that involves an advent or Christmas countdown calendar? We do. My Happy Jack loved counting down the days til the big day last year.  I'm excited for little bro, Grant, to join in on the fun this year.  We have a store-bought cardboard version that we've been reusing for a couple of years.  It does the trick, but I love the idea of a lovely, handmade one.  There are so many clever, beautiful ideas out there!

This one might be my favorite.  It's just pretty, printable numbered strips of paper.  And it's available for free download.  Just roll up a trinket or a candy inside, and you're set!

I usually put in a combinations of small toys and treats such as these:

As well as some cards with ideas for special holiday traditions like these:

* via pinterest

I'm so excited for the countdown to Christmas! But, uh-oh.  I've just realized that I'm several trinkets short to fill our calendar.  December 1st really came quickly this year, didn't it?! ;)

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