By Organising guru – Sharne Kuper
My boys started asking me about the Advent Calendar weeks ago! It is their favourite Christmas tradition. They count down the days till the 1st of December when they excitedly open one of the little boxes to discover the surprise inside. One you can make yourself is so much nicer than most of the shop bought ones. If you can organise these sort of traditions in your home your children will always remember them.
Every year I have a mix of treats and little treasures. Halloween was only a couple of weeks ago and my children seriously don’t need any more sugar in their daily routine for as long as I can help it. This year I have decided to mix up the contents of the Advent calendar. Activity cards will now accompany alternate treats and treasures.
Here are some ideas: –
Watch a family Christmas movie
Make some Christmas biscuits/slice
Write a letter to Santa
Take a drive to see the Christmas lights
Wrap a present to put under a Christmas charity tree
Read a Christmas book all together
Make hot chocolate and stir with a candy cane
Decorate the Christmas tree
Mini bounce ball
Hairclips & bows
Pinterest is a wealth of ideas on Advent calendars. I have included just a few which might inspire you to create your own. Don’t want to start from scratch? Remember some craft shops like Spotlight sell Advent Calendar kits, which you can put together yourself and then personalise with paint and other decorations.
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“Sharne is a Sydney based Professional Organiser. After spending most of her career in fashion she has found her calling in helping people reclaim their space and simplify their lives. “I love doing what I do and seeing what a difference it can make in peoples lives is very rewarding”