It is tradition here in Iceland, and all at many more places I suppose, to have a Christmas calendar hanging from the 1st of December until the 24th.
We decided to get our own calendar cards printed and they are available in two colours: white with light grey and natural brown with black. The idea was to create a very versatile sort of a calendar that could be used for all sorts! The fonts are different so the whole look is very cute and fun and stack up very nicely!
You can hang them on a string like so:
We also find it adorable to make a candle calendar and tie a little string through the hole in the card and around small jam jars with tea-lights in them. Then you light a new candle every day! (Please note that you will need 300 candles for the whole 24 days). This is a beautiful installation in a windowsill for example!
You can also tie or stick the cards to little bags which you have filled with little treats for every day..
Then you can stick them to a wall and they will work as an event calendar for the whole 24 days. Something to do with the family: quality times in December! This can be adjusted to just about anybody, kids, couples, work spaces etc.
The project don't need to be very complicated and here is a little list with some fun ideas:
- Go ice-skating.
- Cook something nice together
- Make gingerbread
- Play a board game
- Make Christmas cards
- Go to the bakery together for a little treat
- Go shopping in the main street
- Go to a coffee-house for hot chocolate
- Decorate a tree in the yard with lights
- Hand-craft some Christmas decorations
- Go to a Christmas concert
- Take a ride to check out the Christmas lights in the neighbourhood
- Bake Christmas cookies
- Watch a Christmas film together
- Throw a family game night
- Shop for Christmas presents
- Go snow sleigh riding
- Eat cookies and hot chocolates and think of what you are thankful for
- Shop for a Christmas tree
- Make a snowman
- Decorate the tree
- Make the advent wreath
- Take the Christmas bath with bubbles and the works!
- Learn about the story of Christmas
- Learn about foreign Christmas traditions
- Puzzle a Christmas puzzle
- Read a Christmas story
- Write a Christmas story
- Go to Christmas mass
- Invite friends to a advent coffee
- Make Christmas treats
And the list goes on and on! If you have some more ideas, please write them in the comments here below so others may enjoy them!
The calendars are available here on-line simply by clicking any of the images!
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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. -Jim Rohn
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- Systur & Makar –
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