The Anti-Treat Advent Calendar with ideas for Family Activities

magnetic advent calendar

This week I have shown you two other advent calendar ideas – my Dollar Tree galvanized pail Advent Calendar and the Ballard Design Knock-off Pillow Advent Calendar. I will say today’s post is definitely the easiest way to pull off an advent calendar plus it is perfect for chubby little fingers to participate my removing {…Read More…}





Countdown to Christmas Pillow

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I have a thing for counting down to any event.  We already own a Dollar Tree Bucket Advent Calendar, and a billion Hershey Kiss Boards and now I am making a knock-off version of a retired Ballard Designs Advent Calendar Pillow?  I know…I know… I have a countdown sickness.  There is just something thrilling about {…Read More…}





Dollar Store Advent Calendar

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Do you love the tradition of the advent calendar?   Here is a creative idea for an advent calendar using Dollar Tree pails and a large board.  What kid doesn’t love the anticipation of something special each day to countdown to Christmas?  And these pails from Dollar Tree are perfect to put a small treat, {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Countdown to Christmas

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It’s the first day of December…time to let the countdown to Christmas officially begin!  You know how I love a good countdown.  I’ve crafted plenty of fun ways to count the days until holidays and events besides Christmas.  Really, those are all based off the concept of the original countdown known as Advent. Christian tradition calls the four weeks leading up to Christmas Advent.  Traditions vary quite a bit from culture to culture—in some, every day is marked as one less before Christmas, others measure the time a week at a time.  Any way you do it, though, the concept is still the same: you are using something to help you count or mark the days leading up to Christmas.  Today I’m sharing 5 ways to count and celebrate each of the 25 days before Christmas.

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