Tis the Season for Advent Calendars!
Oh, how I love the advent calendar. The countdown to Christmas is one of my favorite memories from childhood and I've always made it a special treat each year for my own children. Counting down day by day seems to extend this wonderful season and it's spirit of giving just a little bit longer. My kids talk about it for at least a month before we hang it up and that first day when they come down the stairs and see it is always so much fun.
With so many wonderful ideas out there for advents, I thought I'd share a few with you. Advents can be a simple as a few numbered stickers on envelopes or as detailed as tiny little crafting works of art. Make your own or buy one that will last for years to come..... your children will LOVE it!
My House of Giggles felt advent
Felt pouch advent from Allsorts
My own family tradition advent that I made for my kids a few years back made from paper mache' pieces covered in felt.
Snowman Garland Advent from Whimsy Girl
Cone advent by Sweet Nellie on Flickr
Skip To My Lou has a FREE printable stocking pillow box advent
Stocking Advent Calendar from Trillium Design
Baby Sock Advent from Martha Stewart
Envelope Advent Calendar from Hobby Craft
Advent Calendar as seen on Sunday in Bed
Pennant Advent from Peppermint Pinwheels on Etsy
Matchbox Advent garland on Etsy
Snowman Advent from Pottery Barn Kids
Ornament Advent from Bower Power blog
Hats and Mittens Advent from Garnet Hill
Book reading Countdown to Christmas from Katherine Marie Photography
Stocking Advent from Canadian Living
House and Home's adorable bag advent
With so many fabulous ideas, I hope you'll all be inspired to make a little countdown of your own this year!