It’s me! Yes … I’m still here! Have had a fabulous, terrific year but ran out of energy somewhere around July! I saw this beautiful post on Makinglemonadeblog.com about photo advent calendars and was totally motivated to make one of my own. (Calligraphic of course!)
I was so pleased with how it came out, I decided to share the love with my bloggie friends. So included below is a download of the tags which you can print out for yourself and make into your own advent calendar.
I decided to use photos taken throughout this year but you could use your favorites from throughout the years, favorite holiday photos, etc. I rarely print photos anymore so this is a fun opportunity for the kids to see some of the pictures I took throughout the year and relive those memories.
Kraft cardstock – I purchased mine at HobbyLobby. I considered it a 2-fer as it included 50 cards and 50 envelopes for only $9.99 ($5.99 using my 40% off coupon). Now I can use the envelopes for my Christmas cards!
Mini clips – purchased at Walmart for $3.88
Reinforcement labels – again Walmart for $1.00
Ribbon (3 yards) – found an awesome one with baubles at Big Lots for $2!
Photos – size 3.5×5
So for about $15 I have an advent calendar I love!
Yes – that’s my real cat – who is a complete scaredy-cat but manages to get in every photo I try to take around the house!
More good news … leave a comment below to enter a drawing to win one of the advent calendars – all made – just add your own pictures! I will draw a lucky winner on Thursday, 12/6/12, at 11 p.m. and ship on Friday, 12/7/12.
You’ll still have about a good two weeks to display before Christmas. Or you can keep for next year or give as a gift! Please remember to check back on Friday morning to see if you are the winner so you can email me your mailing address! I can’t mail it if I don’t know how to contact you.
One winner – ribbon may differ from that in the photo – shipped to continental US only (sorry). But you can still download the files for free below!
The files also include a bonus – 3 gift tags!
Hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays!
These tags are formatted to print on the 5×7 unfolded kraft cards which is 10×7. You then trim them to 3.5×5. But you can also print them onto 8×10 cardstock and then trim to size.
Well guess what Dave?! 🙂
On another note, time for me to change platforms… too many difficulties for folks leaving comments.
Love this! I am definitely doing this when I get home.
Love it! I need to do this!
Oh my goodness, it’s totally stunning! Thanks for letting me know you made one yourself, that truly makes blogging worthwhile for me!