Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Freebie!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! I have been without internet for a while because something was wrong with it and they couldn't get out here for over a week! I almost died from withdrawal! LOL.

Today, I want to show you my latest hybrid project. It's funny because when you say hybrid, some people cringe and squeak, thinking it will be a long drawn out affair. But actually anything that uses digital products that are printed out to create something tangible could be considered hybrid.So this is a really simple project!

A couple of years ago, I bought a wooden advent calendar at Target, and last year I just put little slips of paper in each door, with an activity to do together as a family. Well, this year I decided to get crafty and make envelopes and cards to put the activities on, and I'm hoping that we can just use it again and again.

I used this beautiful kit from Jen C Designs to design the cards and envelopes and she has kindly agreed that I can share them with you! Be sure and check out her blog for more fun freebies, including a free download a day!

Here are the printables. Click on the caption under the preview to download. (For some reason, it isn't downloading when you click on the preview.) Just download and print on 8.5x11 paper or cardstock. The cards are blank, so you can add your own activities, using your photo editing software, or you can print them blank and just write the activities on them! Fold the envelopes and voila! you have a cute advent calendar.

Blank Tags

You could easily make a paper calendar to put them in, or string mismatched socks on a pretty ribbon. I have put some links for some really cute ideas to use each day. Making wonderful Christmas memories doesn't have to cost alot... it's being together that counts! So have fun, and Merry Christmas!!!

The Crafty Crow
Tuesday_To Do
Oh Happy Day
Dandee Designs
Quiet Fish



  1. Download links are not working.

    Thanks for creating these though.

  2. Yes, these are ADORABLE, love the idea!!

    The links don't work for me either...Thanks anyway!

  3. awesome project. thanks for sharing.

  4. I think I have fixed the links now... sorry about that!


  5. Both links came up for the envelopes. I would so love to have the tags.

    Lots of luv

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Dec. 10, 2010. Thanks again.