A few weeks ago, my mom and I were talking about some Christmas traditions we did as a family growing up. As we were talking, she remembered a special gift that a dear friend had made her when all of us kids were young. She had saved it and gave it to us to use with the boys.
We used it as inspiration to make our own advent boxes. We made lots of changes, but for the most part, it is very similar to the advent boxes we had growing up.
There is a box for each day in the month of December (up to Christmas Day). Each box holds a small item and a scripture (or Biblical principal) to go along with each day. You can download the Word document with each day’s message here. Download Advent Boxes Printable here.
I love how each tiny box holds a treasure that can be found in Christ alone! After all, He is truly the reason for the season!
You can also download the labels for each day here. Download the Advent Box Labels here.I used Avery return address mailing labels (30 per page) and then cut them in half. You will have to use Microsoft Word, then go to the “Tools” menu, choose “Letters and Mailings”, choose “Envelopes and Labels” and then find the labels you are using on the “options” tab. You will then have to copy and paste the label download into your label page.
And in case you’re wondering….
- The small silver boxes are from here. They were the cheapest I could find, but come in sets of 100. If you buy the boxes at a craft store, you’re looking at paying around $0.89 EACH. With shipping, each box cost me only $0.28.
- We found most of the trinkets at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.
- The bows are elastic ribbon cut to 12″ strips and tied around the boxes.
- The large decorative boxes that hold all of the smaller boxes were purchased at Dollar General in packs of 2 for $2.50 per pack.