christmas advent ladder


Ok peoples, listen up.

Do you all know that December starts on thursday?

Yes, this thursday!

It’s nuts. I can’t believe it.

So who wants an idea for probably the cutest advent calendar that ever was?!


I saw this idea at tatertots & jello and fell instantly in love. I knew I had to have one of my very own. Here’s the one Jen did.

When I saw this on her blog I just about melted right out of my chair. Seriously.

This is one of those projects that just makes my heart sing. And it’s probably singing a christmas ditty.

I’ve been wanting to make an advent calendar for christmas, but haven’t found anything that reached out and grabbed me. But then I came across this glorious turquoise display of holiday cheer.

She made her ladder and has fantastic instructions that you can find here.

Then I found this absolutely fabulous advent printable at Oh Happy Day, which, by the way, is one of thee most fantastic blogs I’ve ever been on. Go check it out. You can download this advent calendar here for free. Yay! We love free!


I cut out all the advent numbers then glued them onto card stock.



I made a list of 24 activities to put on the back of the numbers.

Now Curtis and I have loads of holiday funtivities awaiting us!

Here’s the list of activities:

Kiss Under The Mistletoe

Drive Around To See Neighborhood Lights

Write A List Of Christ Centered Goals

Decorate Sugar Cookies

Have A Romantic Dinner By The Christmas Tree

Read Twas The Night Before Christmas

Read The Polar Express

Take Christmas Photos

Have Breakfast For Dinner

Make Gingerbread Houses

Make A New Christmas Decoration/ Ornament

Color A Christmas Picture

Have A Game Night

Do A Christmas Puzzle Or Game

Watch A Christmas Movie

Make A Yummy Treat & Watch Elf

Make Christmas Cards

Read The Christmas Story In The Bible

Sit By The Tree & List Your Favorite Things About Christmas

Make Hot Cocoa Or A Steamer & Sit By The Tree

Christmas Eve Party!

Make Christmas Candy

List 10 Things You’re Thankful For & Hang It Where It Will Be Seen

Watch ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ & Discuss The True Meaning Of Christmas


Then I paper-clipped the numbers to baker’s twine I strung onto the ladder.

Wow! Am I ever crazy about this!





Doesn’t that make your heart sing?

Also, you’re all getting a sneak peek, sorta by accident.

Notice the lights that keeping creeping into the right side of the pictures?

I’ll be posting that project by the end of the week and, trust me, it’s gonna knock your fuzzy little socks off.

Until then….





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  • Leigh Babock

    Hi Meg, I loved this project too….made one for my DIL and then one for myself! Yours looks great and love that it i for advent!

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