Advent Calendar Activities.

Remember last year when I made this advent calendar? I know I'm a couple of days late here, but this year Ryan suggested that we add a fun family activity to each stocking along with our traditional piece of candy. Luckily, there have been a few great posts out there regarding this very thing.

I printed the chosen activities on these labels found here. Then I stuck the labels to some paper scraps. I was able to incorporate activities that are more involved for the weekends and simple activities like "drink spiced cider" on a day that I knew would be a bit busier. I also added activities that were already on our calendar like parties, and Easton's choir concert.

Here is our list:
-Make hot chocolate + read your favorite Christmas book
-Go visit the reindeer while they're in town
-Make a gingerbread house
-Watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional
-Wrap the gifts you've made for your siblings
-Salvation Army food box
-Write someone a letter telling them how special they are to you
-Make a popcorn garland
-Ward Christmas Party
-Deliver neighbor gifts
-Visit great grandma
-Bake cookies + deliver them to friends
-Sing Christmas songs
-Drink spiced cider
-Attend Easton's holiday choir concert
-Hang mistletoe
-Progressive dinner with cousins
-Take a drive to see some Christmas lights
-Annual Family Christmas dinner
-Family testimony meeting by the fire
-Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
-Read the Christmas story from The Bible + The Book of Mormon

Oh, and I forgot to tell you yesterday, Happy December!


  1. I simply love this idea. And thank you so much for sharing your list, I think I might just go and borrow most of them :)

  2. Cute, Danyelle. Sounds like a fun December at your house!

  3. You always have the best ideas for Christmas traditions! This sounds like a great way to not miss a moment of this magical season. Have fun!

  4. This may be my first time commenting but I love your blog, love this idea. Your posts always make me want to tackle some sort of crafty project. Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

  5. Wow, I just read about another activity advent calendar - if anyone is interested in additional activities, it's here!

  6. Thank you for sharing this great idea

  7. I love that you used already existing activities in the calendar. I probably wouldn't have thought of that! Very cute.

  8. I saw your post yesterday, and I cannot stop thinking about this idea. I guess that means I need to make one!

  9. Thank you for such a wonderful idea. I just barely finished up our advent calendar & I used this idea as a part of it. I wanted to let you know that I did put it in my latest blog post and a link to your blog was definitely included. Have a wonderful Friday!

  10. Oh I am so glad I read this post! My printer was being so funky printing borders on labels and I wanted red bordered labels for my cards. These are PERFECT. I love your advent calendar, did you use a typewriter on the labels? SUCH a cute idea I'm definitely doing next year.

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