The Festive Season – Super Easy Advent Calendar
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too.
Once again my favourite time of year is upon us, with weeks until those Christmas trees go up and the festive season is in full swing. Presents need to be bought, trees and decorations need to go up, lots of plans are being made. Personally I love this, organising lots of different things and the rush to get it all done. I have list, on list on list of things to do, buy and make in Google Keep (If you’re an organising nut you really need to get on it). I’m always on the lookout for decorations thanks to make (thanks Pinterest) and started a Christmas decorations list months ago. Unfortunately, I was quite busy in the leas up to December 1st so only really had time to make my advent calendar this year 🙁
Advent calendars, for me are a must when counting down the days to Christmas. I am very particular about how they’re meant to be used – you start on the 1st December by NO means do you eat more than one chocolate a day (or whatever your calendar is). Do not open in random order also. I have been known to get quite angry when people use their calendars incorrectly (I have control issues :P) Now that you know how to use your advent calendar here’s a easy one you can make at home. I believe this years is even simpler than last years.
- Tree branch
- 24 small envelopes
- 24 blackboard stickers
- Hole punch
- Decorations – small baubles, tinsel, whatever you fancy
- Stick the blackboard stickers onto 24 envelopes. Number them 1 to 24.
- Punch one hole into the top of the envelope
- Attach string to the wooden stick and envelope so the envelope hangs from the branch.
- Decorate the branch
- Add chocolates and you’re ready to countdown to Christmas
- If you want the the advent treats to be a surprise each day get someone else to add them in for you. I love the surprise of it all.
- I got my envelopes and stickers at Kmart for around $10. You’ll need 3 packets of the small envelopes.
- Cut the string into different lengths so each of the envelopes is clearly seen. I cut mine around the same length which means they overlap so the numbers aren’t as visible.