It’s nearly December 1, which means it’s nearly time to start using our Advent calendars! For our entire marriage, Andrew and I have made each other Advent calendars. Last year and this year, however, I get to use the one they sell at David’s Tea! I still like making one for my husband though. I had considered getting him one from the supermarket, but I felt that the chocolate ones were boring and uninspired. Plus, you can’t add cute little notes in those ones. So, I’ve made one for him again this year! Here’s what I did:
Step One: Collect All the Supplies
- 1 empty advent calendar from David’s Tea (or, you could use the Starbucks one, like I did last year. Find my post about it here)
- Various treats, depending on the person you’re making it for
- Paper & a pen
Step Two: Write Cute Notes
Write 24 random cute notes specific to your person. I’ve done cute quotes, I’ve put activities I want to do with them on the day it gets picked, etc. I’ve also done one where it was a bunch of puns and pick up lines based on my husband’s interests. Whatever you want! I just really like the cute notes because I think it adds a little something extra to it!
Step Three: Fill Calendar With Treats
Since I bought a variety of prepackaged and not prepacked treats, I was able to put some directly into the boxes, and the others I put into the tea containers from the advent calendar! It was so nice to be able to reuse these little tins because they are so cute. Plus, Andrew will have a sneak peek of what treat he’s bringing with him for lunch that day 😉
Step Four: Put them back at random
And give to your giftee, or enjoy for yourself! <3
I think my favourite thing about this calendar this year was the fact that I was able to reuse the adorable calendar from last year! I love that I could use every part, and my husband gets his own individual and unique advent calendar. Plus, this would be great for kids, too. If you use the little tins, you can put in a kid-appropriate amount of candy, too!