My two year old loves Curious George and on the Christmas episodic the man in the yellow hat makes a count down to Christmas for George. I instantly loved the idea, then while scrolling through Instagram I saw small shop mom boss Stephanie Hathaway post about her her freebie of Christmas flower themed advent calendar tags she designed. Stephanie is a fellow homeschool mom who creates these amazing lessons and bundles for your home. I recently bought her Daily rhythm bundle and weather bundle to use for the boys chore charts and morning lessons! Cant wait to share that with you soon.
Anyway Stephanie had an awesome idea that instead of a gift advent calendar she made more of an inspirational advent calendar using the beautiful cards she had made. She simply printed out the cards and on the back wrote something inspirational for her son on the back! So for our advent calendar I wanted to combine the gift calendar and non-gift calendar.
Here is what I came up with.
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- I printed and cut out Stephanie’s cards that can found in her freebie section in the link below.
2. I wrote an inspirational thing to say to my boys OR something Christmas themed for us to actually do! I took events from our printable Christmas bucket list! You can find that in this post.
3. For the little baggy behind the card I just simply put a piece of chocolate for each of the boys inside and pinned it to some twine to hang on our wall!
4. I ended using some tiny ornaments and a gold star we had bought last year from Walmart for a little tree the boys decorated to hang with the calendar for a finishing look.
So far this Advent Calendar is perfect for the boys to see how many days left till Christmas AND to see how much we love them and how proud we are of them each day.