the kids have been extra specially naggy this year about getting christmas decorations up, and my house is the most festive that it has ever been! we actually have four different types of advent calendars on the go this year, and we even started them on time, which is kind of a big deal for us.
one of the advent calendars is a small wooden house with numbered doors, and behind each door is a small piece of paper with an activity written on it. so far we’ve had:
- buy a toy for a child in need
- make the house smell like christmas
- write letters to santa
- take photos for christmas cards
i found a ton of ideas on pinterest and by googling “advent calendar activities”. it’s super-easy to find 25 that’ll work for your family, and we’re spending time together enjoying the holidays in a small way each day.
here are my kids posing for their christmas pictures! messy haired and a little juice-moustachey, but completely loveable and excited about the christmas season.