the gifts are wrapped & the mantel is decorated with stockings hung & oh so festive looking (two stockings for each of our dogs - don't get any ideas, people!). it's that cozy time of year when we spend more of our time in than out.
as an adult, i've grown to love this time of year. as a farmer & farmer's wife, i see my husband more. win, win.
perhaps i should have shared my thrifty advent calendar idea way back in november. but as it (always) goes, december 1st crept up on us & by december 4th i finally got the brilliant idea to whip this up.
it's simple & cost me nothing. store this little idea away or heck! jump on the bandwagon & celebrate the last week before christmas with this fun idea.
i spent the late evening making this advent calendar with a hot cup of cocoa in hand. i glanced at our calendar for the month & wrote down meaningful activities for each day, including "eat chocolate!" & "buy a stranger coffee."
we've loosely followed our calendar, allowing some traditions & moments to happen a little earlier or later than planned.
once you've written on all of your tags, attach them with ribbon or clothespins to a string. hang your string of tags in your family living space!
what are some fun advent activities you enjoy doing? how do you celebrate advent? i'd love to read!