Serendipity Experience 73 : Create a Christmas Advent Calendar

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This year I decided to create an Advent calendar with a countdown activity list to keep us on track ( and also to encourage us to have some fun along the way!). I used a mixture of handmade and bought decorations to symbolize each of the activities we plan to do each day.


A sample of some of the activities we have planned this Christmas!


Our Christmas Countdown Activities

                                         1.   Decorate the Christmas Tree
                                         2.   Send Christmas Cards
                                         3.   Hang the Stockings with care.
                                         4.   Write to the North Pole.
                                         5.   Build a gingerbread house.
                                         6.   Attend Carols by candlelight.
                                         7.   Make Orange & Cinnamon potpourri
                                         8.   Put up Mistletoe and kiss beneath it!
                                         9.   Sing Christmas Carols.
                                       10.   Make the Christmas Pudding.
                                       11.   Make Cinnamon Hot Chocolates.
                                       12.   Complete the Christmas Shopping.
                                       13.   Crack Nuts and eat Pretzels.
                                       14.   Decorate Snowflake Cookies.
                                       15.   Make Gingerbread men.
                                       16.   Donate to Charity.
                                       17.   Wrap the Christmas Presents.
                                       18.   Do a good deed!
                                       19.   Have Photos with Santa.
                                       20.   Watch Christmas movies - elf!!!
                                       21.   Decorate the Christmas table.
                                       22.   Light the Christmas Angel.
                                       23.   Tour the Neighbourhood Christmas Lights
                                       24.   Attend Midnight Mass.

Linking with Sorted with Style   Natasha at Keeping the spirit alive365, Romantic Home, French Country Cottage

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11 comments

  1. What a cute advent calendar... I love all the little details you've added and can tell that Christmas is a very special time at your house.

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  2. What a beautiful calendar.. So many wonderful little details.. I just love this..

    Hugs, Linda

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  3. Hi Simone, thanks for dropping by and I'm glad you enjoyed my tour around London...however, I think you win...with that glorious view of those Jacarandas!! Nothing says summer like a Jacaranda in full flower...even if you think it's not much of a summer so far...(you should experience the non-summer here)...it makes me homesick seeing those photos. We have a beautiful one in our front garden in Melbourne which we planted 17 years ago. It took 4 or 5 years to see the first flower, but it came along and by now will be covered. Also I'm getting a little bit of a complex about not making my own advent calendar...your's look great! Robx

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful post-full of fun inspiration and great ideas. Thanks so very much for sharing your calendar and for linking it up to my Advent link up. I am going to add a few of your ideas to our advent list!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  5. Sounds like heaven simone- alas my countdown this year, as you know, will be broken up with a trip through Dubai back *down under* and yes i'm hoping we leave cold here for heaven down there!!

    Melissa {Miss Sew & So}
    x

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  6. I love your advent tree. It is so pretty and cheerful. Thanks for your visit today so that I could return a visit. Call it "serendipity" from one serendipity to another. ;)

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  7. love your advent calendar..beautifully done!
    xoxo

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  8. That is a precious list very very special. I have enjoyed your blog so much. I will follow on my way out and hope you come visit my place soon and do the same. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  9. I love this idea. So many wonderful things to do.
    Kylie

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  10. Oh, I love your advent calenar! And what a cut blog! Check out the felt advent calendar my mom made for us a few years ago on my blog. Now following "Serendipity."

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  11. Love your advent calendar.

    Kelly

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