Can someone please tell me where the last month disappeared to? Here we are the day before December first and perhaps like some of you, I have advent calendars on the brain.
Our family has a tradition of incorporating a simple yet fun family activity in our advent every year. This has helped us do those things that make the holiday season memorable like watching a favorite movie together or baking cookies and delivering to friends.
Last Christmas I attached these little red envelopes containing activities to a yarn wrapped wreath. The wreath didn't fare too well in our move so I started brewing a new plan.
these darling little tags and knew I had to use them. To make our 2012 advent I simply removed the activity cards from the red envelopes, slipped them into the numbered hang tags and hung them on a birch branch my mother in law cut from the tree in her front yard.
This was exactly the kind of advent I needed to make this year. Something simple that took the least amount of effort as possible. Here are a few of my favorite DIY advent ideas this year:
-a modern branch advent
-kraft bags advent
-little village advent
Now that our advent calendar is complete + the tree has been chopped and decorated it's really beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I've spent the last few weeks getting my shopping done (both for Christmas and the new babe) and taking it easy. I'm still going on my long early morning walks (now with a slight waddle) and resting in the afternoons when I need it. I appreciate your kind notes checking in on us. We're all well and very much looking forward to meeting our newest little man.
See my list of Advent Calendar Activities from years past right here.