To start off the 25 day countdown I thought it was only fitting to share this year's advent calendar.
I say this year like I have made them in the past. I admit, this is my very first DIY advent calendar. I have always used store bought calenders in the past, but this year I really wanted to make one myself. So, with a plan in mind I headed out to the local craft store to pick up my supplies. I ended up getting small envelopes, scrapbook paper, washi tape and little clothes pins to use with other supplies I already had. I couldn't find any numbers that I really liked, so I made my own in Microsoft word and cut each one out.
Later that evening my daughter and I sat down at the dining room table to make the calendar. It looked like an explosion of scrapbook paper! There was no real rhyme or reason to how I made each card. It was just fun to be creative and design each number a different way. The envelopes came in a pack of 20, so instead of buying another pack I made cards for the other five days.
Once all the envelopes and cards were done I attached them to string using cute little clothes pins.
The best part about this calendar is that it can be used from year to year!
Wanna see more creative advent calendars? You can check out 10 more inspiring ideas here.