A daily reminder to do something magical with my children. Even if it's a small thing.
I made it by mounting a cork tile on a burlap-wrapped piece of plywood. I cut out a circle for each day in December and used assorted stickers and scrap booking do-dads to number them.
I wanted it to have a bit of a Pottery Barn-esque look so I opted for a simple colour scheme of neutrals and green.
Under each circle is a Christmas activity for the day.
Here are some of the activities on our advent calendar:
-Set up nativity scene
-Go to parade
-Pick out a Christmas tree
-make paper snowflakes
-read a Christmas book
-watch a Christmas movie
-decorate cookies with friends
-build a snowman with Daddy
-Make a Christmas craft
-Visit the Pioneer Village
-Bake treats and deliver them to neighbours
-Read the story of Christ's birth
-Put on jammies and drive around to look at Christmas lights
And right now, as I type these words, I'm listening to Christmas music and drinking hot chocolate. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!