Music Advent Calendar Garland

This year I wanted to make an advent calendar, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for each day. I wanted something simple enough I could really do it everyday. So I decided on music. I love Christmas music and my favorite part of Christmas Eve at my parents' house is singing all the Christmas carols. This was a great way to celebrate and appreciate the music all month long.

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Ignore the football game on TV in the background

I thought it'd be fun to put the countdown on my mini Christmas tree as a garland. First, I found some vintage Christmas sheet music and printed it onto cardstock. Using my Silhouette, I cut out circles from the cardstock with the numbers counting down to Christmas and small holes at the top of each circle, to attach them to the garland. I also cut red circles.

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I wrote two song titles on the red circles, one a Christmas hymn and the other a fun Christmas song. Finally, I glued the red circles on the back of the printed cardstock circles and tied them onto twine to make the garland.

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Here's the list of songs I used:

Christmas Hymns

Spiritual Children's Christmas Songs
From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' (aka Mormon) Children's Songbook:

Fun Christmas Songs:

Deck the Halls
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
O Christmas Tree
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
The Twelve Days of Christmas
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This?
The Holly and the Ivy
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
White Christmas
Let it Snow
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Feliz Navidad
Frosty the Snowman
A Holly Jolly Christmas
Here comes Santa Claus
Carol of the Bells
Home or the Holidays
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Winter Wonderland
The Christmas Song

Now each day we can sing those songs and, if I'm feeling ambitous, I can research about these songs or read coordinating scripture references (found in the LDS hymnal at the bottom of the page, helpful!).

Merry Christmas

1 comment :

Emilie said...

Wow! We must have a psychic connection!!!

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