For years, I have wanted to make an Advent Calendar. I have made one for my sister that I really love, but I just haven't taken the time/energy into making one for us. This year, though, I have put together a little something that we are enjoying and I am sure it will help me get in the mood to make something a bit more permanent as time allows.
This year was the first year that I have been able to put up a tree in the kitchen also. I have been wanting to do that for YEARS, but since we were able to take the wall last spring, it opened our kitchen up to allow a small, happy tree. :)
I also printed out these dates and laminated them so we could reuse them... I taped them on the front of our brown bags...
And of course Scripture! I printed off 25 days worth of Scripture telling of the Birth of Christ. I laminated them and put them in the bag with the card saying what today will bring.
It was really easy and the kids really enjoy opening each day so far.
I just used brown bag lunch bags and taped the day on the front, put the Scripture, activity and a candy(on some days) and tied it up with some red yarn. The kids then arranged the bags around our little kitchen tree.
I hope you are doing something to make each day Merry!