Affirmation Advent Calendar


(Stack of embellished envelopes and a box)

This is an idea that Chica from Chica and Jo gave to me, and I LOVE it!! It is super easy and you can personalize it as much or as little as you like.

The concept is to use envelopes as your gift holders. Just envelopes! How simple is that? You can go old school and use basic white ones, and decorate them with stickers or markers, or you can take it up a notch (waves hi!) and take apart an envelope to use as a template and make news ones from glittery scrapbook paper.

I then wrote out the numbers with Aleene’s® Paper Glaze and sprinkled on some magical Crafty Chica™ Chunky Glitters™!

As far as what to put inside the envelopes – you can slip all kinds of things like gift cards, coupons, money, bookmarks, jewelry, anything else flat and light.

My version? I’m thinking happy and uplifting. I am going to slip in a different affirmation for each day. Quotes, memories, jokes, photos, personal statements, etc. The most valuable gifts are priceless and come from within.

Sure, you can use this idea for the holidays, but why not all year round? I would love to make one of these with 365 envelopes for each of my kids.

To hold my envelopes, I used a wood cigar box that I embellished with a rubber stamp.

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂

P.S. Check out my new book and product line!

Love & light,

4 Responses

  1. Hi Kathy – Another fabulous idea! I wanted to make your very cute advent calendar with the small pots but just could not find the time. This will work perfectly! Could you post more detailed instructions? Not sure how to put the book together. Thanks!

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