Here are a few pictures of the Advent Calender, as I promised. I used those little miniature things you can buy in craft stores (I think they are for making cards), and that was actually a fun way of coming up with ideas. I did not try to get my Christmas to-do list onto an Advent calender. A lot of our days are things like â€œpizza nightâ€ or â€œpaint your nails.” I also have a lot more cards than days, so there is still selection, even at the end of the stretch.
When we got it out this year, my three-year-old kept pulling a chair over to it and asking questions about it, and then requested an Advent calender bedtime story – so I think at least in thrill factor it has been a success!
Oh- one last thing – I buy candy and occasional Advent presents to also be included, even for Daddy. I actually think in future years we may end up with an envelope for each kid, because I always see more things that I want to add, and since they are so easy to do (try â€œdrink egg-nogâ€ or â€œhave an orange eating partyâ€) it is not overwhelming at all.
Blessings on you all – I hope your Advent prep goes well!