Making our first Advent calendar

The last time we went to the forest, I picked up some branches to make the shape of a tree as an Advent calendar. In addition to that, I needed to buy string, and look for the drill that is in the garage. But a few days later I went to the supermarket and I found the Christmas tree ready! Just to take it out of the bag, hang it on the wall and add the decoration. So, I went to look for gifts and cards to put it all together.

Here are some gift ideas for the little ones at home. Note: gifts do not necessarily have to be material objects but also experiences that we can offer to them.

  • A date alone with mom
  • Visit a Christmas fair
  • A date alone with dad
  • Ice cream afternoon
  • Go to the library (Freja loves it!)
  • Go to the lake to see the ducks and swans (close to the nature)
  • Take a picture with Santa Claus
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Dance evening
  • Christmas movie and popcorn evening
  • Family camping (for my southern hemisphere friends 😊)

The rest are gifts that I got in a dollar store. And if you don’t have children at home, you can do it for yourself or your partner.

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  • Bridget 2018-11-30 at 4:43 pm

    Oh my gosh I love this DIY! It’s so much cuter than the store bought one PLUS you can fill it with stuff you actually want to open everyday!

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:17 pm

      A good way for the countdown 🙂

  • Kathleen Betancourt 2018-11-30 at 5:30 pm

    OMG this is so cute, i can not wait to make this!!

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:17 pm

      I´m happy you like it 🙂

  • Danielle Lavoie 2018-11-30 at 7:23 pm

    I LOVE this idea!! Such a fun project and it has so much characteristic and you can truly make it your own. Definitely gonna have to do this one. Thanks!

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-01 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you, sweetie!

  • Monika 2018-12-01 at 8:30 pm

    This is so cool!! I wish I found this earlier… well,definitely a thought for next year! So pretty 🙂

  • Jubilee D Meyer 2018-12-02 at 12:07 am

    Wow, this is so beautiful and creative I haven’t seen anything like it before, and I can’t wait to try it:)

    • lacasadefreja 2018-12-02 at 12:59 pm

      Happy you like it 🙂 🙂


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