Make Your Own Christmas Advent Calendar

It is almost that time! That time to start counting down the days to my absolute favorite day of the year! I am so excited to make a Christmas advent calendar, but there are so many adorable options! How will I ever choose which fantastic advent calendar I want to hang on my wall? Well, today for Feature Friday, I will be featuring some of my favorite options. Check out all of these DIY advent calendars from these wonderful ladies and see my dilemma.

Christmas Advent Wall Boxes from Adventures in Crafting


Mini Muffin Tin Advent Calendar from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff


Framed Box Advent from the Painter Family (similar to the box one above, but easily movable)


Cookie Sheet Advent
found through Tip Junkie

Santa’s Beard Advent Calendar from Make and Takes (just add cotton balls)

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Online Advent Calendar from Optimal Print-technically meant to count down the days to order your Christmas cards, but it has loads of cute printable games and activities, like memory, word searches and song jumbles.

However do I choose? It would be obnoxious to do multiple. Ugh. Decisions, Decisions.

(I pulled out the Christmas music today. I couldn’t help myself. After visiting Disneyland all dressed for Christmas it has been hard to come back to the real non-Christmasy world that is my fall decorated house. Thank goodness it is almost time to break open the bins and release Christmas out of it’s plastic prison.)

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YW Birthday/Christmas Gift Ideas

Grandma (one of our readers, sorry I don’t know your real name.) wanted to know some ideas for birthday gifts for the Young Women for next year. Here are a few of the gifts we have done while I have been in the Presidency.

Last year for Christmas we gave them a little standing flip book with a thought for each week of the year.

Beaded bookmarks with “Be an Example” theme charm to encourage them to read their scriptures 5 minutes a day. You could do them with next year’s theme.

We recently had Elaine S. Dalton, General Young Women President, come speak at a fireside and we had encouraged all the girls to have the new Virtue value in their Personal Progress done. To celebrate those who did, and encourage those others to keep working we gave them a gold virtue charm to add to their bookmarks.


For Christmas this year, we are giving them the word “Courage” in vinyl lettering to put on their mirrors and remind them of this years theme.

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For birthdays next year, we are giving fun colorful socks with a thought about walking in the footsteps of Christ. (edit: see the saying and actual socks we used here)

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I hope these ideas help! Also, please feel free to share ideas you have in the comments!

Photos from:
http://www.christiangiftsplace.com/ScriptureForWalls.html
http://www.comfykid.com/Boy2-4-main.htm

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Faith+Obedience+Hardwork=Miracles

My mom asked me to make this handout for a family gospel study session. The main theme revolved around this concept of

Faith

+Obedience with exactness

+Hardwork

=Miracles.

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I just thought I would share if anyone wants it. I have a big thing for argyle. I think it is a good reminder that with faith we can have miracles in our day.

Free digital scrapbook supplies from Shabby Princess (Shabby Fall).

Font from Kevin and Amanda.

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