Friday, December 2, 2011

a favorite tradition: advent calendar

Yesterday was December 1st which meant putting up and starting our advent calendar. It's easily one of our favorite christmas traditions, i almost wish we could keep it up all year. We take turns each day filling the envelope with a special christmasy date or activity, and the occasional small gift. I made a new one this year and I love it.. Simple and easy! It's definitely not too late to make one, even a 20 day calendar is better than none. i cannot stress enough how fun it is.. do it!
advent calendar
advent calendar
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advent calendar
advent calendar
advent calendar

December, please go by slowly.

21 comments:

  1. This is lovely--I used to do this with my mom when I was little. I love the clothespin & envelope idea...thanks for sharing!

    xo, Erin
    kitty-cooties.blogspot.com

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  2. your calendar is so cute! hopefully next year we can make our advent calendar a little more eventful. this year it's mostly little easy stuff but i like your idea of taking turns and having little gifts for each other.

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  3. beautiful idea, original and beautiful

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  4. Super adorable. Love it. I haven't done an advent calendar in so long, but maybe it's time.

    http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/

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  5. that's soooo cute!! tim & i might just have to try that.

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  6. Aww I love your advent calendar, that's such a cute idea. :)

    Petit Monstree

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  7. Oh, what a lovely idea. :) I used to do this every year with my bf way back when.... don't know why I ever stopped, but I should do that again :)

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  8. This is such a lovely idea! Opening the advent calendar was one of my favourite activities as a kid too, we used the same old battered one for years but it was always so exciting :) My husband and I should start our own advent tradition, it's just such a sweet way to start marking the festivites and joys of the season.

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  9. I just found your blog while searching for a thumbprint cookie recipe (I'm going to try yours out!). Lovely blog. :) Happy Holidays!

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  10. Mann i love this idea! I wish I could prepar something quicks and start one even though I'm a tad behind!

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  11. wow I want that tree :D
    nice blog!!

    xo

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  12. Such a great idea! looks adorable :)
    ~Drew
    http://openendedfashion.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh I love this! I must make one for next year....

    <3 Leney

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/

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  14. How inspiring, you've done a great job with these :)

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  15. This is such a beautiful idea! Love the simplicity, we have a canvas one that we break out every year...even though we're probably getting too old for it now. Christmas traditions are the best :) x

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  16. So pretty! And I LOVE the tree!

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  17. everyone SHOULD have one for sure! i love yours, so pretty & so fun! i'm so happy that i made one this year. alos, i want december to go slow too and so far it's not happening!!

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  18. Shared a link to this on my blog today, hope you don't mind:)

    <3 Leney

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved it so much I shared it in a blog post today :)

    http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-inspiration.html

    Merry Christmas!

    <3 Leney

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