Christmas Countdown Ideas for the Whole Family

Whether you call it “advent,” or simply December, most families have their own ways of preparing for and counting down to Christmas. December 1 is the perfect time to start, so here are a few ideas you may be able to pull together in time to celebrate all month long with your family. Take a look…

Advent Countdown Activities

There are all kinds and styles of advent calendars you can find in stores this time of year, all you have to do is choose your favorite. Then, fill the pockets or boxes with fun {free!} activities to do each day. Kids will enjoy things like reading a Christmas book together, watching a classic holiday movie, creating a Christmas card, and more. For a full list of ideas you can use, check out this post!

DIY Advent Calendar

If you have a little extra time on your hands and feel like getting crafty, you can even make your own countdown calendar instead. In this post, Erin shows you step-by-step how to turn this wooden frame into a DIY calendar complete with fun activities for every day.

Advent Box

Traditionally, a candle is lit each Sunday during the four weeks before Christmas, and the final candle is lit on Christmas Eve. Many churches participate in this tradition, but you can also do it in your home by creating a special box like this one. Get the full tutorial and create your own!

Advent Crate

Some families have a tradition of giving a new book each day or week leading up to Christmas. If that’s something you like to do, you may want to create a pretty and festive crate like this one to store them all while they’re waiting to be opened!

There’s no wrong way to prepare for the holidays; choose your favorite ideas and the ones that work for your family and have fun together! What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Share them with us in the One Artsy Mama & Friends Facebook Group…see ya there!

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