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Advent Calendar Countdown

by - Monday, December 01, 2014

As a kid, I would love counting down to special events... ten sleeps until my birthday! Three weeks to the end of school! Four days until a sleepover at my cousins! You can imagine then how excited I would be to count down the days until Christmas.

A DIY Advent Calendar


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I think that's why I love putting together the Advent calendar for Chloe. A whole month of celebration and anticipation... if you love surprises, then Advent calendars just might be the best.invention.ever.

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What to put in an Advent calendar


It's a tradition now... I fill each stamped cotton bag with an ornament for the tree and an Activity of the day. I added the printable tags I mentioned on last week's Love List and they add just the right modern touch. 

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Some of the days have a gift associated with the activity. Day 1 is Open A Gift which is always the Lego Friends Advent calendar.  I added an Eiffel tower ornament to commemorate our trip to Paris this year. Do you do that too and buy ornaments to mark special events throughout the year?

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I like to string the bags up across the shutters in our dining room and watch as the bags disappear, one by one. I found the cutest mitten garland at Target that works perfectly with the cotton bags. I'll have to show you more of my Christmas decor but I'm loving this non-traditional monochrome palette of white, black, and natural tones.

Advent calendar bags, DIY Advent calendar, how to make an Advent calendar

Advent calendar bags, DIY Advent calendar, how to make an Advent calendar

You can be really creative with Advent calendars which is part of the fun. Do you do an Advent calendar?

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