Wednesday, November 21, 2012
How to make an Advent Calendar that's super fun!
Four of my grandchildren moved to Georgia last year and I although I settled on giving them money for Christmas, I wanted to add a little fun to the gift....so here it is.
What you'll need:
25 assorted small boxes
25 stickers numbered 1-25
bakers twine or any string
25 small gifts
I included a little note explaining that they are to open one box a day beginning with box number 1 on December 1st. And no peeking (I knotted each box tightly!)
It was a little challenging coming up with 4 identical gifts for each box (suitable for 1 girl and 3 boys of different ages)...here are some ideas:
gold dollars (taped together so they don't jingle)
tiny game books
marbles (again, tie them down!)
Now if you only have 1 child to buy for, you can add gender/age specific items like:
itunes gift card
tiny books or calendars
beads and string
little craft kits
little collectible skateboards, etc.
The 25th box contains the checks :)
See other gifts available on Zazzle.