I've always loved advent calendars - when we were younger my sisters and I would trade off putting ornaments on our velcro advent calendar Christmas tree every morning. This year, I created a simple printable Advent Calendar featuring Bible verses and watercolor mistletoe leaves.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO GET STARTED:
3. A printer (home printers work just fine!)
Step one: Download the PDF by clicking on this link
Step two: Print pages 1-7 on cardstock
Step three: Take the paper out of your printer and put the pages back in so that they will print in reverse (maybe try a practice page first - I always forget how to load my printer for reverse printing!)
Step four: Print pages 8-14 so that they are on the back of the pages you just printed
Step five: Cut out your cards along the light grey lines
Step six: Hang your cards (like I did!), stack them for a simpler display, or put one on your Christmas tree each day!
Step seven: Count down the days until Christmas!
I chose to display my calendar with some twine and mini clothespins (thanks, Amazon!) and hang it from my mantle. I wish I could say that I did some fancy hot gluing to get the twine to stay in place - but I just tied it around the legs of my nutcrackers, and hoped no one noticed!