Advent Calendar

Can you believe it’s December already.  Christmas will be here before you know it.  To celebrate the season, it is a tradition in our family for each of the kids to have an Advent calendar.  I love to shop for little trinkets and treasures to put in them, and to make a different kind of calendar every year.  This year I had in mind to make a calendar that would fit gifts that were a littler larger.  As my kids get older, it’s hard to find “little” treasures that will still appeal to them.  I saw this pretty cupcake holder at Target and knew the search was over (this will come in handy during the year as well).

I put all the treats in some goodie bags, stamped my dates using a stamp from Fiskars Wishes All Around set and numbers from a Melissa Frances number set with Jenni Bowlin Dabbers in Seed Packet, Stick Candy, Cough Syrup and Chili Powder onto white cardstock and cut them out with a Fiskars Circle Shape Cutter. I placed the bags in cupcake holders at random.  I think it will be fun to hunt for the date.
How do you countdown to Christmas?

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  1. The Cr8ive Life says:

    Adding you to my BLOG post from 11/30, now I have to go to Target to get some cupcake holders!

  2. Geralyn Gray says:

    I love it Patti……I think this looks great!!!!! Great Idea!!!

  3. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. joanne sharpe says:

    that is the cutest idea ever!!!!!!! Wish my kids were still little…..happy holidays Patti.

  5. What a great idea – and how fun!! Good for you doing everything times three as well! I'm sure your children are delighted to open their little packages each day.

  6. Happy New Year! Hugz, Z