If you love Christmas like I do, then get ready for these amazing alternative Advent calendars because they are one of the best ways to extend the season, get your family into the Christmas spirit, and ultimately just add more Christmas to your life.
Gone are the days of opening up a single piece of funky-tasting chocolate. Now you get a Thomas mini train, a scented candle….or a shot of whiskey.
And, of course, those don’t include the most popular new option: DIY advent calendars (THIS is what we do…more on that soon).
So get ready, because Christmas is about to get a whole juicier.
Here are your best options for alternative Advent calendars this season:
Last year, we started using a DIY Advent Calendar that my mom made for us and it was the cutest thing ever! It required that we find our own Advent Calendar fillers, which is a challenge, but also one of the best aspects of doing one of these Christmas activities.
Advent Calendar fillers for 5-year old boys are so much fun to shop for and if you think outside of the box (or calendar), there are so many fun ideas you can incorporate!
No matter what you choose, Advent calendars are one of the best ways to really experience Christmas the whole month of December and nothing is more exciting than doing that with 5-year old boys!
So if you can get all of your Advent calendar fillers ahead of time, you’ll be the happiest family on the block and you’ll get to see that Christmas excitement every single morning.
From the second I came across the concept of hygge, I was hooked. And since it goes hand-in-hand with holidays, you better believe I’m going to have a hygge Easter this year!
Easter is hands down one of my favorite holidays and it’s perfect for adding hygge. So many critical hygge concepts (family, outdoors, food) are already present in Easter, so hygge-fying it is not only easy, it’s also fun.
It’s that time of year again! Time to play the Easter bunny. And with these Easter basket ideas for 4-year old boys, I’m hoping the job will be simple for you this year!
4 is such a magical age, so this is a particularly fun year. Not only are they really starting to get into the holidays, but they also get so excited for any little goodies you get for them. And with all that they’re learning, there are tons of great options to fill their Easter baskets with.
So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for 4-year old boys, look no further!
Here’s what you should focus on:
I am a HUGE fan of playing the Easter bunny each year and there is no way my son is going without some great Easter books for 4-year old boys in his basket! Ironically, it took me a while to find a good selection of Easter books for preschool boys, so I couldn’t help but share what I found. Hopefully this will make life easier for you as you fill your own 4-year old boy’s Easter basket!
After having kids, something happened that made me absolutely love being the Easter bunny. It’s like Santa Clause, only with not nearly as much stress, not nearly as much stuff, and instead of a pending winter once it’s over, SUMMER is right around the corner.
So needless to say, I take my Easter bunny duties seriously and strive to put the perfect basket together! Last year, my daughter was a tiny newborn, so while this isn’t her first basket, it will be her first FUN one (at least, from her perspective).
So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for a 1-year old girl, look no further! I’ve got you covered. Here are some great ideas:
Last year was the first time that my son was really, really into Christmas. He was so excited for Santa, Christmas music, snow, setting up our Christmas tree, and of course all of the gifts associated with the holiday. And if you know us at all, then you probably know that also means incorporating trains into EVERYTHING. The polar express, train cookies, trains as gifts, and the most fun of all – DIY train ornaments!
I will admit, I initially went searching to find an easy train ornament tutorial somewhere, but to my surprise I found nothing. So I had to come up with this on my own and luckily it turned out great! It was simple, my son was able to take part in every single step, and we were able to make enough for the whole family to receive at least one.