Day 333 - How You Can Make The Most Beautiful Advent Calendar In The World.
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Hey! Today our bellies are probably still full from the beautiful, bountiful Thanksgiving dinners we all enjoyed. We may have ventured out over the weekend or hopped online to do some holiday shopping. Maybe we all took in a movie or enjoyed hanging out with family and friends. If you are like me, I forget these are truly unique moments that may not be available to us in the future. We tend to forget at the moment, or at least I do, that not everyone is having an extra special holiday. People get sick. People go to bed hungry. People have rough patches. Sometimes they need kindness to get through this complicated life.
At this time of year, it's a tradition in some families to celebrate the season with an advent calendar. Advent calendars usually count down the days until Christmas. However, I'd like to offer up something slightly different, a Kindness Calendar. Let's call it the most beautiful advent calendar in the world because what is more beautiful than being kind? Below you will find a FREE printable for 25 days of counting down the season with kindness. The idea is that kindness can unite all humans no matter what religion or creed by its ability to provide us with empathy and compassion.
Here is the FREE printable. With it, today, create a countdown to kindness calendar.
You will need:
- Kindness Calendar Printable (download here)
- 13 sheets of 65 lb white cardstock
- a branch or large jar
- string or twine (if using a branch)
- twinkle lights (optional)
Step 1: Print all sheets of the printable. Cut out all stars. Make a small notch where the line appears on the top and bottom points.
Step 2: Fold the two right points of the star. Then fold the two left points. Fold the bottom point and then the top. Secure the top and bottom points with the notch.
Step 3: Cut the string/twine at different lengths. tape to the back of the stars. Double check the twine is attached to the top of the star. Or fill a large jar with the stars. There is no need for the string or twine if using the jar.
Step 4: Attach the stars to the branch. Add twinkle lights to the branch or the large jar.
Open one star each day starting tomorrow and create 25 days of kindness.
Let me know how the spreading empathy goes and until tomorrow great humans.