Advent Calendar Ideas

Why is it that I always find myself on December 1st without an advent calendar?  I'll tell you why.  It's because I don't want to think about Christmas before December 1st and even then, it feels a bit early.  Yes, I'm one to go about happily ignoring the Christmas in the stores that have been out since August.  I just don't want to think about it any earlier.  A hefty dose of good ol' procrastination.  Consequences are, no handmade advent, yet again.  Curses to my procrastinating ways! 

There are so many darling advent ideas out there.   Here are a few that stand out to me. 

Pretty layered stamped snowflakes and numbers make this festive paper envelope advent.  I admit, I would love to be the lucky recipient to eat all those yummy looking chocolates packed inside.

How cute is this house

birdie advent simply adorning a pretty branch.

This pocket advent would be simple and quick.  And even cute made out of festive scrapbook paper. 

I regret missing out on the advent calendar sew along that homemade by jill has done. My favorite is the wreath.

I've loved this envelope advent ever since it first came out in 2007.  That's the year that I first discovered blogs. 

I realize now that if I don't make it now, it's not going to get done next year either.  Tis' the season to last minute craft! 

But do not fret that my children aren't enjoying an advent!   This year, I'm happily indulging my children with their own classic chocolate advents.  Proud of myself for buying it ahead of time so they could enjoy it from day one and dare I say that possibly, they'll love it even more then something I made.

Soooo....did you get an advent made this year or are you a procrastinator too??


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great advent ideas. Every year I think I am going to make one, but I too am a lifelong procrastinator. There is always next year!!!

Kaylie said...

What's an advent? Just kidding. That's about as much as I think about it, though.

the mama monster said...

you know i didn't get mine done :) i love that house one! and i have always loved that ballon one too.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I have been sewing with the sew along and love it! Great ideas!

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my advent calendar. I will confess that I didn't get it finished until the 3rd, but now that is it done, we will have it for years to come. So, pick one out, and start making it for next year. :)

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