Make It Monday- Advent Calendars

Yes- It’s almost time:) Can you believe it?  One of our family’s favorite traditions is advent calendars.  While my kids love the inexpensive boxed ones you buy at the grocery store (we do those too), I love creating a more personal one for our family.  In the bags, I stick favorite candies, stickers, school supplies and most important- coupons!
The coupons promise trips to the ice cream store, family movie night, dinner out, anything I can think of to make the season a bit more magical.  The kids work out a schedule deciding who opens the bag on which day.  It’s fun watching them work together to unveil their treat.

You need-

24 bags ( bags like mine in small red or green available here, in medium red or green found here)

Labels are available for free download by clicking here.  Simply print on full label sheets


Attach the label to the bag.  Fill the bag with a treat, hang from your ribbon.  Tie the ribbon to your fireplace, across a bulletin/chalkboard, even to a wall.  The possibilities are endless.

Hope you’re enjoying some amazing fall weather.  ENDLESS gratitude to the amazing Veterans who have served our country!
Off to a great week!



  1. Bobbi says

    Hi Jenny- I am a follower on Facebook, Pinterest, and email. Could you please email the the advent tags to- I also ordered the bumblegum tubes the other day. Would it be possible to also send the Turkey Tags for the bubblegum tubes too?

    Thanks for being so creative, it makes my gift giving easy:) Bobbi

  2. says

    Hi, I am a new follower of you on Pinterest and email. Your advent calendar is so simple and cute. I really want to make one this year for my little boy. Please send your file of the numbers. What size labels do I print them on? Do u have any idea how I can transfer the numbers to fabric? I’m thinking of making little stockings.

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas, Jenny! Advent calendars have been a special part of Christmas in my family since I was a little girl. I’m always amazed when I meet someone who has never heard of them… and I’m always happy to share the fun with them!

  4. says

    merci de partager vos créations… j’aimerais beaucoup recevoir les étiquettes (… je cherche des freebies sur le web pour les partager – pour l’instant sur pinterest en attendant l’ouverture de notre propre site, où je partagerai mes créations et celles d’autres sites/blogs que j’aime et le vôtre y sera (nous ne présenterons que nos “utilisations” des freebies, avec un lien vers le site du créateur, pas de téléchargement direct, bien sûr !) : je n’ai pas encore vu la totalité de votre site, mais j’aime vraiment beaucoup ce que j’en ai déjà vu… (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c’est là : de nombreux boards sont consacrés aux freebies : nous avons pour l’instant plus de 12000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits !)


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