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.
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. 🙂