Advent Calendar

I have gone through several ideas for advent calendars.  When I was a kid we had a felt calendar that hung on the wall.  It had pockets and my mom would put candies in them.  My brother and I got to pick our candy out each day as we counted down to Christmas Day.  Fun!  Wanting to keep the candy away from my kids, I foolishly came up with another idea.  You can see it here.  It involved moving a bow on ornaments that hung in our window.  It’s very pretty…just not as fun for the kids though.


After much deliberation time spent on Pinterest, I found a really cute idea. This time it involves candy.  Not a lot of candy, but enough to be excited about.  Everyone loves it.  Even me.  It just took about $9 and some time spent painting (paint markers are the best!) the numbers.  It doesn’t even have to be candy in the muslin bags!  Other ideas I have had are special family outings, staying up 15 minutes past bedtime, surprise play dates with friends, park days, lunch out…you get the idea.


Fun fact: the doll hanging next to the bags was my Christmas stocking growing up.  Her apron held all the goodies.  🙂


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