Jonobie Ford (jonobie) wrote,
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Christmas Crafting

I have fond memories of having Advent calendars to count down to Christmas, and for the past couple of years, I've seen some really beautiful hand-crafted versions in the craft blogs (here, here, or this adorable Halloween Calendar, here).

Also on the craft blogs, I saw a suggestion to fill the calendar with activities instead of candy. I love this idea, as it seems both more appropriate for the spirit of Christmas and much healthier than daily candy.

So this year, I decided to make my own. Using the instructions for the Halloween Calendar above, I created my own Advent calendar and filled it partially with prettily-packaged suggestions. Some boxes are still empty, to be filled with candy as we get closer. I'm unwilling to completely ditch the joy of getting candy in a little box!










They're all backed by magnets and will live on our fridge once December starts.
Tags: arts and crafts
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