Creating a Photo Advent Calendar

November 26, 2010

Two years ago, I posted on how to make a Photo Christmas Tree Advent Calendar. I’ve been blessed with so many new readers since then, that I thought I’d share it with you again. What’s great is, it’s reusable. (just don’t seal your envelopes) I made one for my Mom and each year I give her 25 new photos for it. She gets to open one each day until Christmas and inside is a photo of her kids or grand kids.

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~Kodak Gallery

Give this as an early gift and include a cute photo album for them to put the photos in each day. You can probably pick up one of those in a dollar bin somewhere.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa November 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I love this idea…I’m a bit crafty challenged, do you have any instructions?

2 coupongeek November 26, 2010 at 11:59 pm


Click on the first link in the posting. There are some instructions on the original posting. It’s really simple. You just lay out 25 envelopes in the shape of a tree and then decorate them to look like a decorated Christmas tree—using ribbon, pom poms, etc.


3 Martha November 27, 2010 at 7:05 am

I don’t “get” it.. What do you put in the envelopes? Pictures of?

If this is an Advent calendar, do you put anything spiritual into it? Maybe a scripture verse from the Old Testament prophesies leading to Christ? The family can take turns reading the scripture daily and discuss the meaning…
This is what my family did with the Advent season :-)

4 coupongeek November 27, 2010 at 11:31 am

You can put whatever you want in the envelopes. I put pictures and sticky-notes on the back with messages to my Mom. But scripture for her daily is a good idea, too.

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