We love the Christmas season. We already have our Christmas tree up and Christmas music playing in the background every day. This year I decided to make our Christmas season more fun for the children, and I came up with a decorative advent calendar. I made 25 mini stockings using Martha Stewart’s pattern and directions. Each of the stockings contains an advent activity that we will do for that day. From December 1 to 25 we will have an activity for each day. The activities we came up with are simple things like making Christmas cookies, play a board game, go out for dessert, go to a local Christmas train, visit Christmas in the Park, watch a movie, drink hot cocoa, etc. In addition to these fun activities, we will have our advent reading each night to learn about the coming of our Lord.
Mini stockings hanging over the mantel.
Close-up view of the stockings. I used fabric glue to write the numbers on the stockings.