We met Kirstin a couple years ago at SNAP! and she is much fun, plus she has some mad sewing skills!

Hey Crafting Chicks friends! I am Kirstin, half of the sister team that blogs at kojodesigns and Shiny Happy Sprinkles, and I am thrilled to be here today as part of this Christmas Traditions series!

advent activities with free printables We have a lo-ong list of Christmas traditions in our house- from an annual ornament exchange to making and enjoying special holiday recipes (my mom’s fudge, my dad’s green chile, my mother-in-law’s seven layer bars, my sister’s green chile cheese ball!) to always getting new jammies on Christmas Eve, to a whole list of special holiday movies that we watch each year, to baking a birthday cake for Jesus.

advent calendar with activities Our Christmas tradition that wraps all of these into one, however, is our Advent Calendar.

advent activities, printables by kojodesigns We fill each day’s pouch with a treat and an activity- and we make sure to hit all of the traditions I mentioned above (plus many lower-maintenace activities like sipping cocoa, listening to Christmas carols, and reading the Christmas story from the book of Luke in the Bible).

advent activities free printables The free printables for our Advent Activities, plus a whole page of blank ones for you to add your family’s activities, are here.

handmade gift ideas Thanks for having us, Crafting Chicks! Friends, we have a ton of handmade gift ideas (like DIY metallic alphabet magnets, a tea wreath, a DIY clutch, polka dot cork letters to start) at kojodesigns- we’d love it if you’d stop on by!


  1. super cute, kirstin..i LOVE advents! and i love how yours is so easily changeable for year to year. 🙂

  2. Heather K Miller Says: November 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I love this! I just ordered the Silhouette advent calendar and am on the hunt for ideas of how to put it together. I love this idea! Do you mind if I ask where you got those adorable little pouches?

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  6. Hi! What font did you use for the activities on the printable? I want the ones I create to be as adorable as yours!

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