DIY Christmas Advent Calendar


I love Christmas. But this year, we’re doing a smaller Christmas. Normally I go all out — giant tree, lots of decorations. This year, I’m simplifying it. But you know what else I’m doing different…I made Kai an advent calendar to help him count down to the big day. I’ve never done this before for Kai, but remember the joy of having one when I was a kid.

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It’s so simple to make. The hardest part was designing the labels and the best part, you can do mine. Just click on the link above to get the free printable.

I got little party bags, filled them with candy, placed the labels on them and hung them with baker’s twine on a foam board. Viola. So simple!








Want more Christmas ideas?

Check these out:

Personalized Holiday Coasters

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

Emoji Pom Pom Ornaments 

Christmas Wrapping Paper





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