Our activity Advent calendar + a giveaway!

November 16, 2016


Yesterday, I noticed Hobby Lobby had their Christmas and Holiday crafts for 50% off.  I grabbed a very simple Advent craft.  I wrote a fun activity on each card representing days one through twenty five of December.  Very easy to duplicate!

Some of the activities I included:

Watch Elf

Visit the Tree Farm

Bake Cookies for the Neighbors

Make a hot cocoa bar

Read Christmas books

Watch “The Grinch”

Purchase gifts for a family in need.

Make a list of things we are thankful for

Pray over the people in our Christmas cards

This year for advent: I’m going to tell the summer in terms my kiddos can understand.  In years past, I’ve relied heavily on biblical jargon that has been way over my boy’s heads.  I’m keeping my bible verses short and sweet.  I will be sharing each day a piece of the story, and getting my boys thrilled for Christmas day.

I’m going to give away a DVD copy of Dory to win of my fabulous readers.

To enter. Follow me on Instagram and/or comment on this blog post and tell me what you’re excited for this holiday season!




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    1. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving with my amazing friends!! I’m looking forward to the joy I will see on my kids faces Christmas morning. Most of all, I’m looking forward to celebrating our Savior.

    1. I am so looking forward to spending this holiday season as a family of three! Christmas has always been my favorite holiday and it is going to be even more special sharing it with our son!

    1. Love the activity advent calendar! I’m excited for holiday baking, light from the Christmas tree, and Christmas music!

    1. To be honest, I’m nervous about the holiday season. I used to be all about them and jazzed up. This is the first year our boys will have two homes for Christmas. I am hopeful we can still share these moments and just focus on our blessimgs. I’ll be keeping it simple, finding joy in small moments, looking for new traditions that work for us.

    1. I am looking forward to my little peanut being more aware of the season; the lights, playing in the snow, maybe even his first hot coco!!! Must mostly the cheerful mood most humans are in!

    1. I am excited about Christmas lights, Christmas movies, and family. This will be our first Christmas as a family of 5.

    1. I’m looking forward to our first Christmas as a family of 6! I’m getting teary just thinking about it.

    1. I’m looking forward to spending time with family, Christmas movies, FOOD, and reading the Jesus Storybook Bible for Advent.

    1. This is an adorable calendar! I’m excited for watching Christmas movies with my babies and being able to spend some extra time with them ❤️

    1. I am excited to spend time with my family near and far! I love to watch the joy in my kids faces as we do different holiday traditions.

    1. I am super excited to go to a movie on Christmas—it’s our standing tradition that started with the heat going out one Christmas.

    1. I’m excited to see friends and family that I only see once or twice a year! Oh yeah, and all the food!
      P.S. I tried to follow you on Instagram, but it said “Sorry, this page isn’t available”
      I will follow you if it gets fixed in time … when does this giveaway end?

    1. i tried following on instagram and says page was not available. will check back! i am excited to see family i havent seen in over 3 years.

    1. just wanted to come back and post i clicked on the instagram widget on your page and it worked, so i am following as @achadwick22

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