I picked up this cute OYOY Santa Advent Calendar and knew I wanted to create something fun unique and festive with it when it came to not your normal Advent calendar things!
Of course I got out my iPad made a list of everything we were going to be doing the month of November and made a little illustrated card to go along with it. You can see a close up on illustration instagram @loopandblend
Here is my final advent piece in all its glory! I used all kinds of different reusable materials! I went thrifting and got tons of cute fabrics from old pillowcases napkins and scarves to use! If you want to see more detail shots see the bottom of this post, including the list of all our activities so you can see how I plan things accordingly!
Small details, if its an activity or experience we are going to do that day I just wrote it on the back of a tag and combined it with an ornament we already owned or a little trinket to liven it up for him. Then I just tie it on!
We always do an advent calendar book on the first and our holiday PJs on the second so we can enjoy them all month long!
Our Advent Calendar list:
Advent Calendar Book
Wood Toy Firetruck
Happy Birthday Kett!!! Make Cookies - Cookie Cutters
Lacing Wood Toy
Story Time at Oak Grove Library 1030am
Hattiesburg Christmas Parade 6pm Christmas Lighting at 725pm
New Orleans Celebration in the Oaks?
Petal Christmas Parade 4PM
Sucker - Pictures with Santa
Pet Night at Turtle Creek Mall
Santa Bubble Bath
Watch the Polar Express Movie with Pizza
Polar Express New Orleans 4:30pm
Train Book - Painting little Wood Toys
Jeremiahs 4th Birthday 11am
Reindeer Bath Bomb
Blue Truck Christmas Book
Lacing Wood Toy - Make Paper Chains Fun
Gingerbread House Making
Candy Cane Bubble Bath - Make Gift for MailMan
Art Market at Hippo 6pm
Lights in the Wild - Hattiesburg Zoo 6pm $15 - Ticket/Animal
Lewis Lights 5:30pm
Paint cards for Family
Make Snow Kit
Santa Book - Make Cinnamon Roll