I’ve been planning this event for over a month. Well, I didn’t intend for it to become an “event” but… when I think about doing something for 24 days… I guess that is event-worthy.
This year I created an activity Advent Calendar for my son. This is the first year he’ll start really learning about Christmas and I want to make it memorable by doing something special each day as a family.
A search on Pinterest for Advent Calendar ideas pulled up so many beautiful creations. Many were a bit outside my crafty-range! Then I found this library-pocket version of an Advent Calendar that you make with scrapbooking materials! That sounded right up my alley! So over the power outage week, I put this together.
Then I got to thinking… of course I’m going to blog about this, so… why not have a Bloggy Advent Calendar too? So, for all my readers, each day, I’m going to share with you my Advent Calendar activity idea! I’ve arranged them specifically to fit our family calendar and local events, so here’s a downloadable version of my Advent Calendar 2011 in case you want to rearrange to fit your schedule. But, if you’d rather be surprised, just stay tuned Dec 1-25 as we count down to Christmas Day!
Just like Advent Calendars with the treats inside… every DAY will have a new “treat” for you to win. Most giveaways will be small because most are self-sponsored, but it’s just a little fun something for ya! Even better – ALL giveaways will be just one single comment to enter! The holidays are so busy, I just want to hear from you about your holiday life, that’s it! Keeping it simple.
Finally… to make sure you receive most of the giveaway prizes in time for the holidays, each giveaway will only be open for 2 days. So be sure to check back daily to enter to win!
I can’t wait! Christmas is my favorite time of year and I’m really excited to share it with you!
How do you prepare for Christmas? Do you do an Advent Calendar or other family activity?