Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas countdown calendar

I've always really love Christmas (I mean, who doesn't?) but now that Maverick is here- I'm really looking forward to it so much more!

I was on Pintrest and saw some advent calendars that had spots for a daily activity, but I wanted to be able to take down the number after we were done, so you can glance and see how many days are left until Christmas.

I have a problem with buying things because they are cute, but not having a specific project in mind, so I wanted to use up some of that stuff. I added scrapbook paper that came in the package with the paper I used for Maverick's first bday party and some cheap white envelopes.

The best part? The paper was already the same width as the envelope. I mean, like exactly the same size! I was super excited. I only had to trim about an inch off the bottom, which I then used those scraps to make several of the envelopes.

I hung it up on my cabinets, where Maverick can't reach them. For the next few years I will be in charge of taking the activity out of the envelope, but when he gets older I will put them down so he can reach them.

(for some reason this one won't upload correctly) 

The activities inside will change as he gets older too, but for now they are: 

Make an ornament

Write a letter to Santa

Make reindeer food

Donate a toy to charity

Watch a holiday movie

Eat dessert first

Decorate Christmas cookies

Make a gingerbread house

Drive around and look at Christmas lights

Make hot chocolate

Have an indoor picnic

Decorate tree

Go to Santa Land

Make Christmas cards

Visit Santa

Take Christmas pictures

Color a Christmas picture

Make a treat and take it to a friend

Do something nice for someone

Make a Christmas Placemat

Open a present

Make a paper chain

Go on a sleigh ride

 I can't wait to get started doing all the fun Christmas stuff!