Well, I realize the time for advent calendars started five days ago, but I wanted to share this fun idea today anyway. If you still want to make something like this, you could even do a 12 days of Christmas thing and have plenty of time left this year to get it together. Let me tell you a little more about it!
When I was younger, my gramma put together the neatest advent calendar for me. I just loved it and it made that Christmas just a little extra special for me that year.
Fast-forward 20 years or so later and that advent calendar is still on my mind. How could I not do the same thing for my own little Christmas elf?
I did one last year and of course it was an instant hit. Here’s what I put together this year!
Of course, the one my gramma made for me was all nicely wrapped in pretty colorful papers, but this version suits us just fine this year.
Paper lunch bags, folded over and clipped with clothes pins and a little red and green ribbon for cuteness!
I expected a cheeky remark or two about the plainness of the packaging, but I knew Kennedy wouldn’t care one bit once she got to start finding out what was inside.
But you know what? Not a cheeky remark was heard the day I brought these baskets down and put them out for Kennedy to see. Not a one! All I got was some twinkling of the eyes and some excited jumping up and down.
And of course questions about which bag held the silly putty. 🙂
Hey, it’s what’s inside that counts!