Advent (Homespun Happiness..Holiday edition!)

Hi friends,
can you believe December is upon us?  I just can't wait! 
Last year we were wallowing in the endless days and nights of newborn world. 
Praise Jesus, because it got us where we are today. 
With two busy, active, giggling girls.  OH my word, we are SO excited about Christmas this year! 

I wanted to make the girls an advent calendar that included fun activities, acts of service, and treats.  I knew to start early because usually a project lasts for several days (at least) around here.  I only work on these kinds of things when they're asleep, so you do the math. :) 

I took out my trusty scrapbook supplies, washi tape, paint, and other little remnants lying around and first created 25 different tags.  
The next day I labeled them with numbers on one side and the activities on the other.  I'll show you a finished picture soon!  These are going to be clipped on branches that I partially wrapped in yarn! 

Want to know what I included in the activities? 
See below! 

Get the Little People nativity out
 Get Christmas books out
Candy canes
Decorate a cardboard Christmas tree
Decorate sugar cookies
Share cookies with a neighbor or friend
Drive to see the lights! 
Take a Christmas photo!
Make snowflakes
Bake cupcakes
Take cupcakes to friends
Make a snow globe
Visit the bounce place
Make gingerbread houses
Candle lit dinner
Make paint stick stars
Watch a Christmas movie
Surprise Dad at work
Put change in the Salvation Army bucket
Make marshmallow snowmen
Make a snowman pizza
Take a candle to grandparents
Silver Dollar City
Happy Birthday Jesus party! 


  1. This is awesome! I've printed off the Bible verses to read daily, but that is as far as I have gotten. I guess I will be crafting tonight! :)

    1. We have a Jesse Tree also, which has the verses. This is just for fun :) I saw your handmade sale is today! I'm praying it's a huge success. :)


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