Easy Advent Calendar

I think one of the things my daughter loves about Christmas is the countdown.  Of course Christmas morning gift opening is the best for her but getting there can be fun too.  Today is December 1st and and I almost didn't make it.  December came up quick.

Here's what I used:
card stock cuts into small squares
washi tape
Sharpie marker

To make the numbers on each card, I traced some numbers I printed.

To make the numbers solid, I simply colored them in with the Sharpie.

I taped the cards in a tree shape on the side of the fridge using washi tape.

I used my usual Christmas color of blue tape instead of red.

Since these are cards and not envelopes or boxes, I have a separate list of activities we can choose to do each day.

Having a calendar to count down the days until Christmas gets the kids involved.  It also  reminds us adults how many shopping days are left to get those kiddos gifts.  We told my daughter to circle the toys she would like in the toy catalog and wouldn't you know she circled just about every thing.

How are you counting down the days?

Here are some advents from years past:
wreath / snowman / pockets

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  1. Aw, simple but so cute!! Thanks for linking this up with us at The Makers link party! ;)


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