Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Our DIY Word Advent Calendar has become one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions. I made the envelopes ages ago and now only swap out the words every couple of years to keep up with the my boys’ growing vocabulary.


Although I’m reusing our word calendar, there are so many other Advent options out there. Here’s some other cool ideas I found while surfing Pinterest.

d48b839bf5afb8d80e8dabbf8588f1aeBook Tree Advent from pinlavie
Wrapped (or un-wrapped books) count down the days of December.

advent-2DIY Letter Writing Advent Calendar from the merry thought
Each day holds the name of your postcard recipient.

advent+calender+2009Count Down Calendar from maya made
Made from recycled cardboard tubes.

778650295a7c4cbbe1c68db9f35ba85ePaper Bag and Chalkboard Advent Calendar from most lovely things

AdventCalendar1Advent Calendar Blocks from saved by love creations
A picture surprise awaits on the other side!


Category: crafts, holidays, made by hand

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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