Advent calendars are a fun and nostalgic part of the holidays that offer something special each day leading up to Christmas. They can be store bought, but making them yourself can be a fun and festive activity that makes the tradition all that more fun and personal. The creative and talented designers behind Oh Happy Day
show how to create a particularly adorable advent with full instructions and a free downloadable template to make it even easier. the Oh Happy Day
In our family we print out a list of Christmas related activities and put one in each box with a little toy or candy. Some activities are big, like "go see the Nutcracker" or "Sit on Santa's lap" but others are simple, like: "Drink Spiced Cider" or "Hang Mistletoe." I started doing this as a way to avoid missing Christmas. Sometimes it gets so busy that we forget to do the things that make us love the Holidays in the first place. This helps me make time for the fun traditions and my children love it.
For the full instructions, check out Mini Tree Advent Calendar on Oh Happy Day.
(Images: Aubrey Trinnaman)