Today marks the first of December and the Christmas countdown officially begins! I sewed these advent stockings for Avery's second Christmas (she was 2 months old for her first) and we've used them every year since. In the past, I've filled the stockings with little toys, stickers, and treats. This year I've decided to take an ambitious turn; while some of the stockings have treats in them, others have fun things "to do".
Here are some of the fun things we'll be doing as we count down the days to December 25th:
- Sing a Christmas song
- Bake Cookies
- Share cookies with a friend
- Donate 1 toy to charity
- Write a love note to daddy
- Draw a picture for a friend and mail it
- Homemade Car Mat (thanks for the idea, Tracey)
- Tea Party
- Read the Christmas Story
- Light a Christmas Candle
- Christmas Craft
The stockings are really easy to make. Here's a template and a tutorial (Martha Stewart) if you'd like to try it. You'll need about 1/2 a meter of fabric or you can use felt.
Christmas Time's a Comin' and we're getting excited! Do you do an advent countdown of some kind? I've seen some really great ideas out there.