I know. I know. We are 12 days into December – but I still wanted to share this advent calendar with you!
I first saw the idea on the Lifestyles blog – and loved it so I was really excited when my Sister-in-Laws wanted to have a craft night and make it! Sisters and crafting! It doesn’t get better than that!
I would totally be lying if I said “I just got out my scrapbook paper and whipped this baby up!” because it took a few days of hard creativity to finish it up – but yes – it is totally worth it! I love all the little envelops and how each one is decorated so differently!
I added my own touch to each of the envelopes, but I did use a lot of the die cuts from Lifestyles - I also had no intention of hanging it on my wall so I wrapped some white tulle, green chiffon and red polka dot ribbon around the top and called it – perfect!
I added some fun ideas for our family to do during December – I made the tags easy to switch out as the kiddos get a little bit bigger!
(and yes! We did have a family sleepover under our Christmas tree!! – so fun!)
Here is a list of ideas we are doing if you need some help coming up with a couple!
-Make Christmas treats and take some to a neighbor
-Bake sugar cookies. Be sure to make extra for family and friends
-Make a kid-friendly Christmas craft
-Make paper snowflakes for the windows
-Build a gingerbread house
-Decorate the Family Tree
-Buy a Christmas gift for a needy family
-Clean out old toys and clothes to donate
-Deliver Gifts to the Homeless
-Go ice skating
-See the Zoo Lights
-Drive around the neighborhood together and look at Christmas lights
-Take food to the local food pantry or homeless shelter
-Read the Christmas story from the Bible
-Pop popcorn and watch a Christmas movie together
-Make homemade fudge
- See the lights at Temple Square
- Bake Molasses Cookies
- Read Christmas Books together
- Make and deliver neighbor gifts
- Go Christmas Shopping for Brother/Sister Gifts
- Pick out Special Ornaments for the year
- Spend Christmas together as a family opening gifts and enjoying the day
- Sleep Under the Christmas Tree
If you need some more ideas – check out the cute calendars my SILS did!
Here we are – awwww!!!!
Here is Tams – we did the same colors! Head on over and find her post here! You can also see her list of ideas – she has grade schools kids so her calendar is geared a little more towards that!
If you are interested in making your own These are all the dies used:
(and remember you can get 20% off with code CREATIVEENDEAVOR):
Nesting eyelet circle
Nesting frame 2
Sleigh + Reindeer
Flourish border die
Snowflake border die
Also – I’d love if you’d link up your projects to my new linky party! It would be so fun to see you there!
I hope you are all having a wonderful December! Come back tomorrow and I will show you another project I worked on with these cute girls!!