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We didn’t really do an advent calendar growing up, so this is something that is relatively new to me, and I’m so excited to make one this year.  I think I’m going to go the traditional wrapped gift chain route, but here are several others that really caught my eye this year.

no. 1 Doesn’t Jordan from Oh Happy Day just come up with the best stuff? Here she has printed numbers onto transfer paper to be ironed onto little linen bags.  Too cute.  no. 2 An advent activities calendar is a wonderful way to stay in the holiday spirit each day leading up to Christmas.  At ohdeedo they’ve written holiday-centric activities are inside each link of a paper chain.  no. 3 craft paper bags are the perfect foundation for some festive stamps and numbers – from ellen hutson.  no. 4 Perfect to give to an out-of-town parent, a postcard holder plays double duty as a photo-a-day calendar.  photo from Martha Stewart.  no. 5 Not only does this naturally festive calendar appeal to me from an esthetic standpoint, but who doesn’t love an ornament a day?  This would be a fun ritual to do with children also!  They would feel so special each night to place the designated ornament on the tree.  photo from lovenordicdesign via the merion house book.

 

Do you plan on making an advent calendar?  Do you buy kind with little chocolates inside? I would love to hear your tradition!

Have a HAPPY HAPPY Weekend!