Service Advent Calender

Decor · Holidays · July 29, 2013

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Good morning Lil Luna readers, this is Sarah from over at Boxwood Clippings and I’m so excited to be visiting you guys again!

Last year I really enjoyed Kristyn’s selection of Christmas in July posts, so I thought this year I’d continue the tradition in this post. 🙂

Making seasonal crafts well in advance can give you the time to enjoy and create without the pressure of getting it done fast. When thinking about this year’s Christmas decorations and projects, I try to keep in mind not only the ‘look’ or ‘theme’ of the decorations for the season, but also how they can add to the spirit of Christmas.

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This year I decided it would be awesome to create a service advent calendar. Little acts of service can really help get you in the Christmasy mood.

To Make this Calendar, You’ll Need:

A scrap piece of wood (mine was 11×20″)

Black or Chalkboard Paint

White Paint or Chalk

Sandpaper

Hammer and Nails

Tags

Marker + Pen

Ribbon (to decorate)

How-To:

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

It may be fun to get those you live with involved in choosing which little acts of service you’ll hide on the back. Make sure they are simple, doable acts that won’t add to your stress of the busy season, but something you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day routine.

Here are a few from our list:

sing a Christmas carol to someone

do someone’s chore for them

make a treat for an elderly person or someone in need

shovel the neighbor’s driveway

wrap a gift for someone

purchase gloves to give to a homeless person

let someone go ahead of you in line

wish a stranger a “Merry Christmas”

If you’re struggling to think of 24, just ask a child; they really have this service thing down!

Now you just need to put it all together and finish it with a bow.

Service Advent Calendar - LOVE this idea! { lilluna.com } Great way to involve the family creating ideas to serve!

Tah dah! You’re finished. Now you just have to wait for December 1st!

To see more of our Christmas Projects, click HERE.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!

Be sure to go to Boxwood Clippings for more fun projects from Sarah, and

for more information about her please go HERE.

Sarah also did this awesome Scripture Advent Calendar last year that I LOVE.

Scripture Advent Calendar. Such a great idea to start the day with a different scripture.

Be sure to check it out by going HERE.

For more great Craft Tutorials be sure to check out:

Glass dry erase calendar, a cute way for any busy family to get organized! { lilluna.com }

Dry-Erase Glass Calendar

Cute and Inexpensive Count Your Blessings Board - great gift idea! Tutorial on { lilluna.com }

Count Your Blessings Board

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For all DIY projects go HERE.

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Mique

Love love love love love this idea Sarah!!

Crystal

Calendar is so cute!! Love the idea and love it!!

Deborah

Very fun!

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Sheila @ Pennies of Time

Thanks for sharing the steps to make this. Will be sharing this for my readers as it makes a meaningful activity fun and pretty!

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