This Reader Made an Easy DIY Advent Calendar for Her Kids
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With the Christmas season among us, Advent calendars are practically everywhere. If you’re not finding one that fits your kiddos’ interests, you can always try making your own! This week’s Happy Friday reader Emily DIY’d her own Advent calendar in a simple, yet cost-effective manner.
My kids are older now, 17, 15, 14, and 9. Filling Advent calendars got harder as they got older. The calendars they each have had only small spaces for an item for each day. This year, I got theater boxes of candy priced at 4 for $4 (or less with coupons) at Walgreens.
I tried to pick candy the kids have never or rarely seen or tasted. Some of these had enough flavors that one pack was enough for a couple of days. I picked things like Sugar Babies, Runts, Jujubes, Snow Caps, Chewy Sweet Tarts, Mamba, and more.
Each day, they get just a few pieces (since that’s all that fits), but it’s enough to get a taste of a new candy. I did splurge for some mini Turtles for the last day. Also, with all the deals posted throughout the year, I had enough reward money to cover filling the calendars for my four kids for free!
Thanks for all the deals posted all year and Merry Christmas!
Emily, what a simple yet special way to create an Advent calendar! I’m sure your kiddos appreciated the sweet treat surprises that await them every day during the countdown to Christmas.
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TIP -Use a muffin tin as an Advent Calendar this year!
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