I have forever wanted an advent countdown thingymagig.
But I couldn't force myself to pay the $40 + for one. Either that tells you how frugal I am, or how broke I usually am. You be the judge.
This was the one I have been eyeing at target for quite some time...
I still couldn't force myself to put it in the cart the other day, so I began searching for ideas to make my own advent countdown thingymagig.
And this is what I came up with...
The girls and I folded and made envelopes out of scrapbook paper. We used a lot of scrapbook paper leftovers I already had.
We then used hodge podge (wow, I'm using a lot of made up words in this post, aren't I?) scrapbook stickers to create numbers on each little envelope.
We then placed inside each envelope a bible verse leading up to the birth of Christ on Christmas Day. We also placed a family activity inside each envelope. Some are for fun; some are things for us to do as a family; some are things for us to do for others.
Some of the activities we will be doing:
Dollar movie night
Donating food to a local shelter
Building forts in the basement
Baking cookies for a neighbor
Spending the day without electricity
Watching "It's a Wonderful Life" together
We are all looking forward to December 1st so we can count down to Christmas!
And the total cost was $4.75!