Advent is a season of waiting in anticipation for Christmas. Long ago the tradition of counting down the days to Christmas began. One of our favorite family traditions is to mark the days of the advent season with an advent calendar and a little family treat or activity.
Advent calendars are an exciting joy-filled way to get excited about the coming season! I’m so excited to share with you these printable Christmas Advent envelopes and notes you can use to track the days while participating in festive holiday fun this Advent season.
Christmas Advent Envelopes and Notes
Ready to get your own adorable advent calendar alternative and start the countdown to Christmas with your kids this year? These homemade Advent calendar ideas are easy and make Christmas planning exciting.
Keep reading to discover all the hidden fun in these Christmas Advent envelopes and notes.
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The Advent Calendar Tradition
Advent Calendars are a traditional part of the Christmas season, originating in Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. Advent calendars help us enjoy the season of anticipation as we wait for the joy of Christmas. While Advent calendars began as a Christian way of remembering the story of Jesus during Advent, these calendars are now an immensely popular part of the holiday season for religious and non-religious families too.
These days there are lots of Advent calendar alternatives you can use to celebrate the season of anticipation with your family. Many retailers sell calendars with small chocolates, stickers, and tiny toys. You can purchase a single use calendar each year or refill a reusable keepsake calendar for your family every Christmas.
Christmas Countdown Calendar
This printable Advent calendar alternative is a fun twist on a traditional advent calendar that your family will love!
This printable Christmas Advent calendar bundle includes 25 colorful tiny envelopes and accompanying holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy every day of the season!
Just download, print on cardstock, cut out, assemble, and enjoy!
Celebrate Advent with Christmas Advent Activities
If you’ve been searching for a new way to celebrate Advent with your family this year, you’re going to love these printable Christmas Advent envelopes and note cards!
Check out all the festive fun you can have by reading some of the Christmas notes included in this printable Advent calendar pack:
- Make sugar cookies and decorate them. Check out my favorite recipe for Christmas cookies to share with your family this holiday season.
- Watch a Christmas movie together. Don’t forget the popcorn!
- Build a snowman. If you don’t live in a snowy environment, try this snowman playdough activity for a fun sensory experience your kids will love.
- Set out a plate of cookies for Santa. For extra fun, include carrots for Santa’s reindeer.
- Decorate the tree. Be sure to include some handmade ornaments from the kids.
- Make snowflakes
- Make DIY ornaments
- You can also check out this guide for cool items under $5. For a little extra treat or stocking stuffer.
Printable Christmas Activity Ideas for Kids to Enjoy
If you’re looking for holiday activities to enjoy together this season, you’re going to love these sweet Christmas notes filled with festive suggestions for your family.
If you’ve been searching for a way to cut back on the clutter and avoid some of the season’s sugary candy treats, this Christmas Advent envelope system is is going to be perfect for your family.
Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas
Advent Calendar Activity Cards and Numbers for Envelopes
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Looking for more fun holiday traditions to share with your children this Christmas or Advent season?
Check out these Elf on the Shelf ideas for even more Christmas fun. Then, share your favorite holiday traditions in the comment section. I can’t wait to read about your favorite Christmas tradition memories!