Christmas Traditions #4. Advent …+ Pinterest

blog4Christmas Tradition of Advent.

There are so many ways to celebrate Advent with your kids.  Some people like the simple aspect of a count down with treats. Others like to make sure each day incorporates the birth of Christ into the 25 days.  Either way, Pinterest has been an amazing resource of Advent traditions/crafts/ideas.  I thought I’d share some of my favorites.

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Use simple and everyday items in your house to begin your advent calendar like paper bags and twine.

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String cloth bags along a room and adorn with ric rac and ink stamps.  You could use cloth napkins to create these little beauties.

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An inexpensive way to count down to Christmas is to use envelopes.  Write about the birth of Jesus, use scripture, or suggest family activities to do each day until Christmas.

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Adorn your tree each night of the month of December by using one of your Advent ornaments. A vintage glass holder would work nicely to house the ornaments.

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Another inexpensive option is to create numbered stars.  Place them in a bowl or scatter along a console table.  Stuff each with a treasure for the kiddos to open.advent tradition

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A book for each day! Genius… but make them Christmas books since it’s Advent:)

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Spice jars and magnets! Get a cookie sheet or have a piece of tin cut at the hardware store.  But be sure to frame it or little hands could get cut on the sharp raw edges.

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Vintage.  Need I say more?!

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couldn’t find the link. sorry 😦 but go to thecraftingchicks.com and search the site if you’re interested about what’s inside the envelopes

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This is a DIY version of the Pottery Barn calendar.

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Mittens and scrap book tags.  Both found in the dollar store or your local craft store.  Put small items, a note, candy, etc. inside for each day! So fun.

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Packages are always fun to open.  Use your brown bags from the grocery or buy a roll from the hardware store in the painting section.

What does your Advent calendar look like?  Link up and show me!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

lori

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