Friday, November 20, 2009

Advent Calendar Tickets

I'm super, super happy! I have finally finished the Advent Calendars I was making for my nieces and nephews and still have a week before they need to be posted!  I thought I'd share with you what I'm going to put into them before I send them off.

We Aussies are heading into our summer holiday so I made up a bunch of tickets for holiday activities. Things like a ride along the beach, ice-creams on the Esplanade, a swim in the lagoon, Christmas cooking, Christmas craft, just to name a few. I glued the tickets onto pretty card and laminated them for future years. Then I made up cute little wallets to hold and store the tickets. I'm pretty thrilled with how this whole project has come together. I hope that it can be enjoyed by many children for many, many, many years to come.

Just some of the treasures that will go into the Advent Calendars.

Holiday activities
-       fish & chips on the Esplanade
-       gelati on the Esplanade
-       swim in the lagoon 
-       Christmas movie night with popcorn
-       Chocolate fondue night
-       Afternoon tea party with raspberry sponge cake
-       Visit Xmas lights display
-       Trip on Kuranda Train
-       Pool party

Holiday crafts
-       Xmas stickers
-       Mini colouring books
-       Glitter glue pen
-       Friendship bangles

Holiday cooking
-       Christmas biscuits
-       Gingerbread men

-       shells
-       precious rocks
-       sea glass

-       marbles
-       hairclips
-       lip balm

-       wrapped lollies
-       gold coins


  1. What a cute idea. I'm trying to find an Advent calendar to make for my two year old. We have a crazy schedule that changes frequently, so it's hard to come up with ideas. I'll be using a few of your ideas for sure.

  2. Hi there! I loved this so much that I featured it in my "100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations"! Have a great day!

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