DIY Family Traditions Christmas Advent Calendar

With this homemade advent calendar you’ll enjoy a countdown to Christmas with family traditions. Instead of only sugary treats, enjoy spending time together with a new family Christmas tradition each day.

Christmas advent calendar

How to Make a Family Tradition Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas crafts, Christmas games, foods, and Christmas activities like this one help spread the holiday cheer. My kids are older now, but they still look forward to baking Christmas cookies together. making hot chocolate, and decorating the Christmas tree.

This idea for a Christmas Tradtions Advent Calendar will help you set out all of the fun family traditions you enjoyed as a child, and create new tradition ideas together. Some of the best advent calendars are homemade advent calendars and the kids enjoy small gifts or sugary treats each day. We love out Christmas countdown with candy, but this one is a twist on that giving the kids the gift of family time each day this holiday season.

It does not have to be anything grand. Some days might be spent watching a Christmas movie together, or enjoy a homemade cup of snow hot chocolate, while on the weekend, you might hop in the car to see the neighborhood Christmas lights or donate to a toy drive.

Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Your Family Christmas Tradition Countdown to Christmas

Supplies Needed

Christmas tradition advent calendar supplies
  • Gift tags
  • Yarn or string
  • Clothespins
  • Writing Utensil
  • A list of Christmas tradition ideas

How to Make a Homemade Advent Calendar for Christmas Traditions

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Brainstorm with the family, and write a different family tradition you wish to complete on each card or tag

Write numbers on each one from one to twenty-five for the countdown to Christmas Day

Hang these fun ideas on a ribbon or line of yarn with clothespins.

Christmas tradition advent calendar

Starting December 1st, Each morning, let the kids take the daily tag or card down and read that day’s family tradition activity. Then, when you’ve made time for the day’s tradition, enjoy the fun quality time together.

This is a great way to organize traditions so you don’t forget.

Christmas Tradition Ideas

  • Make homemade eggnog
  • Bake Cookies
  • Do A Good Deed
  • Donate Toys
  • Sleep around the Christmas tree
  • Go See Christmas Lights
  • Make Homemade Gifts
  • Play a board game or a Christmas Memory Match game
  • Watch live reindeer cam
  • Call Santa Clause
  • Make homemade ornaments
  • Decorate gingerbread houses
  • Watch Polar Express and have hot chocolate

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~Melissa—KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com is a site that provides kid-friendly crafts, recipes, party ideas, fun foods, and fun games for the whole family.

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