There is a mile long Thanksgiving to-do list sitting next to my keyboard as I type this, but there is so much that happens between Turkey day and Chistmas, it’s hard not to jump ahead a little. One of my favorite upcoming traditions is our daily advent calendar (25% off at Land of Nod) and this year we’re stuffing it with trinkets, sweets, festive activities and simple service projects.

Looking forward to spreading love and cheer this advent season. Hope you’ll join us and download the printable below or pin for safe keeping!!!


Sign me up for this advent activity!!!! And Poppy’s adorable faces.

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(PSARyan and Wren clips are a fave… perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday outfits!)

LOVE DOES, ADVENT ACTIVITES, PDF I made one sheet editable so you can fill in with your own ideas and traditions. Simply open in Adobe, click on the text box and type. The font I used is BEBAS (it’s free to download) or use a current favorite. Let me know if you have any questions!


Some activities are super simple while others are more involved and I’m sure we won’t complete them all, but I do hope it’s a fun addition to our advent calendar that sticks around for years to come. And that my kids will see that L O V E   D O E S. It shares and serves and gives, celebrates and encourages, and is incredibly resourceful and creative. And without it, all the gifts and glitter of the season don’t matter too much. It’s a good reminder for me too!

Now time to get back to my Thanksgiving checklist…Happy Monday!

XO, Rae 


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  1. Kimberly November 22, 2016 at #

    I’m going to get 3 dozen red and white roses and have my girls pass them out one by one at our inner city mall and say “Merry Christmas!”

    • rae November 22, 2016 at #

      that’s a great idea! thanks for sharing with everyone! xoxo

  2. Sara November 26, 2016 at #

    These are great! I’m on the hunt for fun things to do with our kindness elves (first year we have them and so excited!). My two (4 and 2) love painting and it’s a super easy art activity, so we’ve been doing a lot of that lately. Now that they’re dry I’m going to cut hearts (oooh! or trees!!) out of them and write messages on the back so they can hand them out to people who look like they need a smile or to just put randomly underneath a few windshield wipers during the hectic shopping season. I love your blog. Thanks for all you do! :)

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