5 Ways to Make an Advent Calendar

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I’m sure we all know by now that I can’t resist a countdown. I’ve crafted ways to help my family count the days to every major holiday or event over the years, and you can bet that I’ll make a dozen more before I hang up my glue gun for good! So, it should come as no surprise that I can’t imagine a Christmas celebration without an Advent calendar. Check out these DIY ideas for 5 Ways to Make an Advent Calendar.

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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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Valentine’s Day Kiss Countdown

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! We love counting down to events in our house.   Last year I made this Valentines Day Countdown, which was my very first Hershey Kiss Board and my most popular.   Well I just pulled it out and loaded it up with kisses.   I thought I would {…Read More…}