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Hello friends! Today I am excited to share the Christmas ribbon advent calenders that I made for the kids this year. It's something that my Grandma used to make for my cousins and I when we were kids, and since she passed this year I thought it would be a great way to remember her.
At first I thought that 24 presents times 2 kids (3 next year!) sounded awfully expensive. But after shopping the dollar store and the Dollar Spot at Target I realized that these are actually more affordable than I originally had thought.
I began by lining up all of the goodies making sure to alternate the candy with the toys and other little items. This was also a good way to ensure that matching gifts lined up for each kid on the same day.
I used a generous amount of hot glue on each, but for items without a lot of packaging (like hats, gloves and socks) try to stay on a piece of tape so that it doesn't bleed through. I'm not sure how well I did with this part since it was an afterthought so we'll have to see...
I started with nubmer 1 at the bottom and worked my way up.
I can't wait for tomorrow for them to open up the first one. This will be a new tradition that adds to the excitment of Christmas. Next year I'll try to start shopping throughout the year so it's not quite as overwhelming though ;)
Linking up to these awesome parties!
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