We have another great project for you for Week 6 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas. Today’s project is this very cute Advent Calendar by Narelle.. It is such a clever idea!
Now this Advent Calendar is a little different to your normal Advent Calendar that is filled with sweets and small treats. This one is made up of little pouches, each with a tag inside. You can write anything you like on the tags, or you could add Gift Vouchers etc into the pouches. Now because there are little pegs to hold the pouches onto the bakers twine, you will need to make sure you don’t put anything heavy in them. And for the big day, Christmas Day, there is a gorgeous box which can contain a small gift.
In my Advent Calendar I have written something on each day that corresponds to the day number. The idea is that the child takes out the tag each day and on it is written things they can experience and claim throughout the year. For example, the tag may have on it “10 trips to the Movies”. They keep the tag and throughout the following year they can claim these 10 Movies. They simply keep count on the back of the tag how many times they have claimed it already.
I love this idea as it is a gift that keeps giving throughout the year and it isn’t all about buying gifts. A lot of the tags are about experiences and spending time with the child. And let’s face it, it also eliminates a lot of sweets that children really don’t need at this time of the year with all the extra treats around already.
Aren’t these little pouches cute that Narelle has made. And what a great idea to have little “gifts” that aren’t sweet treats?? I know that this is not how Narelle wanted it displayed as there was sickness in her house this week but I think it is a cool idea – and she has done an awesome job 🙂
If you would like to get instructions on how the different elements were created like the box and the little bags, then just drop me an email or comment and I will get that to you.
If you want some ideas of some “non-sweet” gifts then here are some ideas. Narelle tailored these to her daughter and include a lot of her favourite things but they might just work for you too.
|1 trip to the Zoo
2 friends sleep over
3 favourite restaurant visits
4 trips to the drive-in
5 dates with Mum
6 dates with Dad
7 pizza cooking nights
8 trips to the beach
9 bowling games
10 baking sessions with Mum
11 trips to the local pool
12 trips to the Movies
|13 shopping days with Mum
14 popcorn and movie nights at home
15 sightseeing drives
16 Youghurtland frozen youghurts
17 stories read by Mum
18 stories read by Dad
19 games of UNO
20 Ice Cream Sundaes
21 craft sessions with Mum
22 trips to the Library
23 family board game nights
24 trips to the park
Now as always we have a special bundle available for purchase. This bundle comprises some of the items used to create this Advent Calendar. So here it is:-
You get this product bundle for the special price of $89, AND get these FREE.
So not only do you get the items above at a reduced price but you also get the Clothespins added in for nothing.
Drop me an email or comment to order this and I can take care of it for you. Orders can be sent anywhere in Australia. You can not order this bundle through my online store, you must contact me to purchase.
Have a happy day,