The Christmas season can often be overwhelming and overly busy. That’s why you need a no-stress Advent plan that’s done for you!
The No-Stress Advent Plan
Every year I try to come up with a meaningful plan for celebrating Advent. We’ve done everything from traditional Advent calendars to Advent storybooks, and more. But almost every year, by the end of December, I’m left feeling a bit breathless and overwhelmed.
This year I didn’t want the month to fly by in a flurry of activity and busyness. I wanted something a bit more intentional and yet stress-free.
I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I decided to design it myself. Introducing The No-Stress Advent Calendar Printable Pack!
This printable pack includes 1 Advent calendar, 2 pages of Advent tags, and 3 pages of Advent Bible reading cards.
I printed our Advent calendar on cardstock and then put it in a frame that we already had (after Christmas is over I’ll put it back in my bedroom, where it was formerly hanging!). You can write directly on the frame with a dry erase marker, and it works just like a dry erase board!
Perfect for Busy Moms
What’s great about this is that if your plans change (which they always seem to do—especially when you have young children!), you can simply erase what you’ve written and then move it to another date.
With this method there’s no stress! You can easily change it! And this calendar can be reused, year after year.
If you prefer not to frame the calendar, you could also laminate it or put it in a page protector in your homemaking binder or planner. Or, simply use the printable as a decoration! (I’m in love with the watercolor graphics.)
Printable Advent Tags
In addition to the Advent calendar printable, I’ve also included two sheets of printable Advent tags. These can be used in a variety of ways. You could use them to number a picture book Advent plan (putting one numbered tag on each wrapped book). Or, you could put a craft or treat in a paper bag and use the tags to number each bag.
Advent Bible Reading Cards
The printable pack also includes a set of Advent Bible reading cards.
There’s a Bible passage to read each day, along with directions for lighting the appropriate number of candles on your Advent wreath (if you choose to use one of those). This is the Bible reading plan we’re going to use this year for Advent, and we’re just going to use our simple Advent wreath that I made a couple of years ago. (I didn’t follow a traditional plan for when to light the candles, since we’re starting our Advent readings on December 1st. So, that might be different if you’ve followed other Advent plans before.)
Or, you could do what we’re doing, and put them in some muslin Advent bags like these (I bought these years ago, and we’re still using them).
At the last minute I decided to add a few treats to some of the bags, just to make the experience even more special and memorable.
I filled a wooden bowl (that my husband picked up at a flea market) with some Christmas ornaments and put the bags on top. This will sit on our buffet by the dining table for easy access.
I’m so excited that I’ve got everything printed off and ready in advance, just waiting for the beginning of December.
Go here check out the No-Stress Advent Plan Printable Pack and pick one up for yourself!