Printable Activity Advent Calendar

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By Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes for I Heart Nap Time.

Printable Activity Advent Calendar by Strawberry Mommycakes on iheartnaptime.com

I love advent calendars. We used to eat a candy everyday growing up and my husband and I made a clay one when we got married. The velcro that we stuck on the clay melted in the Arizona heat and ruined all of our work…so I’ve had a hard time bringing myself to make a new calendar. This Printable Activity Advent Calendar is perfect because it didn’t take hours (or days) like the last one and I can easily involve the kids.Printable Activity Advent Calendar by Strawberry Mommycakes on iheartnaptime.com

My husband LOVES Christmas. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that loves Christmas as much as he does, so I know this is something that he can really enjoy too. Each day, I wrote a Christmas activity on a card that I stuck in my mini envelopes. They range in simple things like “Sing Jingle Bells” or “Drink Hot Chocolate” to “Bake Christmas Cookies.” I may have 2 or 3 cards in there that say “Drink Hot Chocolate.”

Printable Activity Advent Calendar by Strawberry Mommycakes on iheartnaptime.com

Supplies:

  • My FREE Printables, for personal use only
  • Card Stock
  • Silhouette Cameo or scissors
  • Medium width ribbon (I loved that mine had dots for easy measuring)
  • 16″ X 20″ Frame
  • Glue Gun

Printable Activity Advent Calendar by Strawberry Mommycakes on iheartnaptime.com

  1. Print off the envelope files. To make the envelopes, follow the instructions to my “We Love Dad” Father’s Day Printables. Super easy, I promise!
  2. After you make all your envelopes, measure out 5 pieces of ribbon to your frame. Make them about 18″ long.
  3. Start gluing the top of the envelopes to the ribbon.
  4. Repeat for each card and for each piece of ribbon.
  5. Take out the glass and backing from your frame. Lie it face down on your work place.
  6. Lay out the ribbon and envelopes so they are also facing down.
  7. Glue the ends to the back of the frame.
  8. After that, you’ll print off the card files and write down Christmas activities. Some ideas are to write a Christmas story together, look at Christmas lights, decorate the tree, go caroling and more!

Printable Activity Advent Calendar by Strawberry Mommycakes on iheartnaptime.com

I’m so excited to get started on this…and a little bummed that I have to wait a month! What kind of activities or traditions do you do with your family for the Christmas season?

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Erin Williams

I’m Erin and I’m the owner and designer behind Strawberry Mommycakes. I design fun and adorable printables for parties and crafts that can fit any budget. I have two adorable kids and the most supportive husband in the world. I am truly blessed to have this life! If I’m not designing or watching my kids, I’m probably cleaning, cooking, reading, playing on Pinterest, or going for a drive and drinking a Pepsi…because Pepsi is awesome.

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Comments

  1. Coleen posted on November 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm (#
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    So stinkin’ cute! I love advent calendars! And yours takes the cake! 

  2. Katherine @ Everyday Celebrations posted on November 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm (#
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    Love this elegant version of an advent calendar. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Alicia posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:55 pm (#
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    Erin, this is darling! I can’t wait to make one for my family!

  4. Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body posted on November 4, 2014 at 7:34 am (#
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    I have seen tons of DIY Advent calendars out there, but I have to say, this is one of my favorites!  It’s simple, beautiful and easy to execute!  LOVE IT!  Pinning :)

  5. Amy posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm (#
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    This is SOOOOOOOO cute!! I am sharing it on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LittleDairyonthePrairie?ref=bookmarks tomorrow!! LOVE your blog!!!

  6. Erin+Williams posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm (#
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    Thanks so much everyone!!!!

  7. Michelle posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm (#
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    LOVE THIS! I will definitely be making one of these!