In this post: The days are long but the years are short, so make the most of this Holiday season. Free printable family holiday advent calendar activity cards.


Part of the joy of this season – this Christmas season – is time with family. But I know it can be hard to slow down with the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. There are cookies to be baked, volunteer hours to be filled and presents to buy. However, I promise you, if you carve out a few hours with your family, it will be worth the investment in time to build those relationships.

When our kids were little, it felt like we’d be in ‘that’ season forever. Like we’d never get a full night’s sleep again. Like we’d forever be wiping bums and wiping noses. But suddenly Dean and I find ourselves with three teenagers in the house, and our days and nights look very different these days. Our oldest is technically an adult now. The saying ‘the days are long but the years are short’ is ringing so very true for us this year and I want to make the most of this Holiday season in particular.

family advent calendar activity cards

Family Holiday Advent Calendar Activity Cards

One of the ways we have been deliberate about time together in the past and how I hope we can spend time making memories together this year is to participate in a family holiday Advent.

And I want to share that with you and your family in the form of these FREE printable Family Holiday Advent Calendar Activity Cards.

family activity advent cards

Some activities include:

  • making a bird feeder
  • going caroling
  • writing a letter to Santa
  • making paper chains
  • and the classic popcorn garland!

I’ve made it so easy for you to do! Just download the activity cards below and then follow the instructions below that!

How to Use Your Printable Advent Calendar Activity Cards

You can print the Advent calendar activity cards and cut them out. Then use them like we did with our scripture Advent cards here or put them in little brown baggies like we did in this post. Or just cut them out and stack them on the counter, grabbing a new one each day whenever your family is together (like at breakfast or dinner). 

free printable scripture advent calendar
make your own paper bag advent calendar

10 MORE COZY LIVING IDEAS

Cozy Living in December

As for cozy living, this is our second month collaborating on a new series that I’m thrilled to say I get to be a part of with some of my favorite bloggers. We’ll all be posting about cozy living over the next few months. See their ideas below.

Bless’er House  |  Duke Manor Farm  |  Finding Silver Pennies  |  Flat Creek Farmhouse  |  Making It in the Mountains

Cozy Living in December

Sincerely Marie Designs   |  Thoughts from Alice  |  Town and Country Living  |  Vinyet Etc.  |  Home Made Lovely

family activity advent cards

Does your family usually participate in some sort of Advent activities? What do you think of these family holiday Advent calendar activity cards?

shannon pixie photo and signature

home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

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  1. What a cute and fun idea! I love this and can’t wait to do this with my little family, even though it’s Dec. 6th already. Better late than never! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

  2. Shannon, I love these advent cards. They’re so adorable and so are your advent calendar ideas. Wishing you guys a Merry Christmas!