Advent Calendar


I am thrilled to finally have an advent calendar! I love to count down to Christmas and even more so love the idea of creating family memories the entire month! I also am incorporating Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK’ed) along the way that I saw from this blog


After searching around for the perfect one I was simply not okay with paying as much as they were so I decided to make my own! Hobby Lobby supplied the sacks and I covered them with scrapbook paper and added the numbers via my cricut.

Each day we will have an activity to do together and here is our list:

1. go to the Christmas parade

2. Have a Christmas sweater party with friends

3. send cards to friends who are mourning the loss of a child

4. Give a treat and note for mailman (RACK’d)

5. Take a treat for librarian (RACK’d)

6. Make a gingerbread house

7. Family day at Dollywood

8. Christmas with family in Alabama

9. make presents for grandparents

10. Take treats to the post office workers (RACK’d)

11. Take sonic drinks to friends (RACK’d)

12. Take treats to the grocery workers (RACK’d)

13. Christmas movie night

14. make Christmas cookies

15. wrap Christmas presents

16. color in Christmas coloring book

17. visit the nursing home and take treats (RACK’d)

18. bring gifts for teachers at school

19. tape quarters to vending machine (RACK’d)

20. Christmas movie night

21 drive around and look at Christmas lights

22 Christmas with family at Mimi's

23 Christmas family movie night

24 Christmas services at church

25 Happy birthday Jesus!

We love family movie nights can you tell? And of course I tried to plan events that I knew would be happening along the way too. I will be documenting all along the way and hope to share the highlights with you too.

We also will be reading a Bible story from the boys Bible each day as well. It is The Jesus Storybook Bible

jesus bible

Dec. 1 – The Story and The Song (Psalm 19, Hebrews 1)
Dec. 2 – The beginning: a perfect home (Genesis 1-2)
Dec. 3 – The terrible lie (Genesis 3)
Dec. 4 – A new beginning (Genesis 6-9)
Dec. 5 – A giant staircase to heaven (Genesis 11)
Dec. 6 – Son of laughter (Genesis 12-21)
Dec. 7 – The present (Genesis 22)
Dec. 8 – The girl no one wanted (Genesis 29-30)
Dec. 9 – The forgiving prince (Genesis 37-46)
Dec. 10 – God to the rescue (Exodus 3-13)
Dec. 11 – God makes a way (Exodus 14-15)
Dec. 12 – Ten ways to be perfect (Exodus 16-17, 19-40)
Dec. 13 – The warrior leader (Joshua 3, 6)
Dec. 14 – The teeny, weenie…true king (1 Samuel 16)
Dec. 15 – The young hero and the horrible giant (1 Samuel 17)
Dec. 16 – The Good Shepherd (Psalm 51, 2 Samuel 7, Psalm 23)
Dec. 17 – A little servant girl and the proud general (2 Kings 5)
Dec. 18 – Operation “No More Tears!” (Isaiah 9, 11, 40, 50, 53, 55, 60)
Dec. 19 – Daniel and the scary sleepover (Daniel 6)
Dec. 20 – God’s messenger (Jonah 1-4, Hebrews 1:1-2)
Dec. 21 – Get ready! (Nehemiah 8-10, Malachi 1, 3 and 4, Ezra 7)
Dec. 22 – He’s here (Luke 1-2)
Dec. 23 – The Light of the whole world (Luke 2)
Dec. 24 – The King of all kings (Matthew 2)

Last but not least in Griffin’s book, I have wrapped some new (to us) Christmas books and we will unwrap and ready those each night too. We are looking forward to the most wonderful time of the year!!!

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