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Advent Calendar for Grandparents


With the start of advent coming soon, I am reminded of the long season it will be until we are home for Christmas. There is often just as much excitement about the trek home to see family as the actual day of celebration. Here’s a simple advent idea to encourage the grandparents as they wait.

Fill manila envelopes with photos, colorings and special mementos from the kids. Use colorful label stickers to number the fronts and everyday their will be a new little gift awaiting them until they get to see your little gifts!

PS. More simple advent ideas here, here, and here.


  • DawnS
    November 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Love this idea. Something so simple, yet I know it would bring so much joy!

  • Lisa
    November 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I’m doing this and I LOVE LOVE this! :) Thank you.

  • Jacqueline
    November 13, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Love this!

  • Megan H
    November 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Victoria, this is one of the sweetest ideas I’ve seen yet. Well done! We will definitely be doing this!

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