Wednesday, December 1

Counting down...

Until Christmas!!! I cannot believe it is December already!

Which means... it is time to start counting down. I always loved our little advent calendar I had growing up. It was simple and sweet - just the way a count down calendar should be.

This holiday season I have found myself more wanting to enjoy the "season" and far less of the shopping. I have gotten almost all my shopping out of the way, and am excited to just enjoy spending some family time together. But, if you are anything like me, if it isn't scheduled, it doesn't happen.

So to help with the unplanned holiday events, I have decided to put them in my advent calendar. Everyday for the next 25 days we are going to celebrate a little bit of the holidays together as a family.

I am going to slip little notes into my envelopes with the planned activity for that day. Today's activity - decorate the Christmas Tree. Tomorrows? Read the Christmas account out of the Bible. The day after that? Ah, I haven't planned that far. I am just excited to have a little moment, every day, to think about the wonderful Christmas season!

And.. I put together this little download for anyone else who is interested in using my idea. The envelopes are just a solid plum, but are saved as a template .psd for anyone who would like to use some other digital paper.

And don't forget about my GIVEAWAY... enter until tonight for a chance to win my new "Wonderland" kit (which was featured in this post!!)


Dena said...

Wow, thank you so much for the freebie! I wanted to put together a special advent calendar for my baby boys this year and start the tradition while they're still young (3 & 10 mos). But I ran out of time to make my own so was going to put it off until next year. This is PERFECT and exactly what I had in mind. I'm going to print and throw one together tonight!! Thank you, thank you -- and Merry Christmas!!

Yanina said...

Thank you so much for a great freebie! I hope to win , I hope to win. Great kit!

Amber said...

I love the kit Sara. So cute! The pictures in the snow are darling. I can't wait to see you. May the potty training go quickly =).

Anonymous said...

This is great, thank you so much!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Dec. 27, 2010. Thanks again.