I’ve been using the same advent calendar for a few years now, and this year I wanted to do something a little different. Simple and inexpensive—but different.
You know what that means, don’t ya? Dollar store. I bought these little buckets in the wedding section (3 in a bag) for a total of $9.00.
While I still love the activity advent, I decided to mix it up with some candy. No harm in that, right? A couple of days of candy, a couple of days of activities…everyone’s happy. I think I spent another $7.00 because I got them a couple of craft projects and puzzles too.
I just used some craft paper and stickers to tag each of them on the countdown. Oh, and I filled the bottom with some gift wrapping confetti. ‘Cause that’s how I do.
I liked the idea of our Wishmas Tree so much from last year that I decided to implement it again with this one. The rule is that every time the kids take a candy or an activity out, they have to put a wish for someone else back in.
I purchased a little tabletop tree at Lowes for $12.00. Love them. I had plenty of artificial trees around the house that I could have used, but I sure do love the look (and scent!) of something real.
I topped it off with a couple of strands of lights and some glittered ribbon I had on hand. I contemplated just wrapping the treats to save some money, but the little buckets were 1. easier 2. faster. Totally worth the money. And now I have them on hand for another year.
And here’s the true test. For as much as I said the word “I”in this post, it really is about them. I promise.
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