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Advent Calendar


If you wanna spend more time together as a family and make memories during Advent, then an activity Advent calendar is something for you. Write down a new thing you can do together each day and present the notes in hanging trees.


Supplies: Number stamps and a tree stamp, a glue stick, a pair of scissors, twine, tape, brown paper, plain white paper and a branch. Now, if you don’t have stamps you can always use a marker. I started with cutting 24 squares of brown paper, approximately 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 in). Then I stamped them with the tree and a number. Inside I put a triangle-shaped note stating what we are doing this day, e.g. decorating the Christmas tree. To make sure the brown paper tree will stay closed until opening time, I sealed it with the glue stick when wrapping it. Then, at the end I taped on some twine on the top and attaching it to the branch. Repeat this 24 (or 25) times.




Here are a few examples on things you can do together:

  • Cut paper snowflakes and decorate the windows
  • Sing carols
  • Bake buns and give to the homeless
  • Go ice skating
  • Make Christmas cards and give to friends
  • Watch the movie ‘Home Alone’
  • Make Christmas tree ornaments
  • Read ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens in front of the fireplace

Do you have activities you do together as a family during Advent? Do share in the comments field below 🙂

Published in Christmas Decoration DIY


  1. Love this! I’m going to try this – one for each of the 2 kids room, and make it into a scavenger hunt type thing, or have them each pick an activity to do daily. Thanks for the awesome idea.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Tanya – Scavenger hunt sounds exciting, I’m thinking they’ll love it!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Sure thing Doro K – Your blog looks good by the way – keep up the good work!

  2. Sara Rodrigues Sara Rodrigues

    This is such a cute idea. I’m a bit late but we just had a big move and I’m so doing this tonight and hopefully getting my lil guys to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy it just as much as their mommy does 😉

    Thanks for the great post!

    • Erlend Erlend

      With a Advent calendar like that I’m sure they’ll get into the Christmas spirit! Thank you for stopping by Sara!

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