Advent Calendar for the Adults

DIY,Everyday Life | Monday 26 November 2012 6:15 pm

A number of weeks ago I purchased the Pottery Barn Cubby Organizer to create an Advent Calendar for my  husband and I to countdown to Christmas. Because this will be our first Christmas without children at home, I wanted to begin a few new traditions for him and I.

Each box has a small card inside with a prompt for us to do that day. To share a few of my ideas;

– go to a local restaurant for dessert after supper

– write a note to put in each others stocking

– popcorn, and a Christmas movie

I hope I have inspired you. Until next time…



  1. Comment by MaineMummy — November 27, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    I love this idea. We have a nine month old and a three year old and I think it might be nice to do this as a reminder to be us instead of just mom and dad, at least once a day!

  2. Comment by MaineMummy — November 28, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Hey Jenny, I also write for a blog called GeekMom at Wired magazine. Inspired by you I’m going to run an advent piece this week on things to do with your spouse during Advent to take a break from the kids – do you mind if I use your picture? You will get full credit and be linked to. So glad to find another blogger in Maine, I love your style!

  3. Pingback by Advent for the Geek Parent | GeekMom | — December 1, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    [...] Imperfect Every Day Life is facing her first year without kids in the house, and so came up with a new advent tradition to enjoy with her husband. She took a 25 slot cubby, and added a gift for each day. Each box [...]

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