Now if you have been here a while, you know there are a few things I love this time of year. One of those things – Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas holiday movies!
It’s been made even more special this year as my daughter has finally joined in on the fun, making movie nights the perfect mother/daughter time. While we’ve certainly been watching holiday movies all through November, there’s an entire month left – December.
Since December 1st kicks off another new, original movie this year (2018), I thought it would be fun to get a little crafty and create a Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar! Though I’m partnering with Hallmark Channel in other ways (like live-tweeting during the movies and giveaways – hurry and enter), this post is entirely non-sponsored and 100% the result of me wanting to get some crafting on!
So, I am gifting you a free printable (the advent calendar), with a few details you’ll want to know. But for those of you who want to step it up a notch, I’ll show you how to make it extra fun with chocolate (Hershey’s Kisses were my choice, this time)!
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Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar Details:
Advent calendar features circles of different sizes from 1-31, for each day in December.
Large numbered circles are dates when a new, original Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas movie premieres. For 2018, that is December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, and 29. Those are where we’ll place the Hershey’s Kisses, if wanted.
Smaller circles are other dates when there is not a new premiere, but still great holiday programming, of course.
- Advent Calendar free printable (see below)
- One 8×10 piece of cardboard or thick board that can hold a tiny bit of weight (I used the back of a legal pad)
- Glue Stick
- Glue Dots – I love this one here as it comes with handy dispenser
- Small Wrapped Candy of choice – I used Hershey’s Kisses in holiday colors
Print out the advent calendar below on regular copy paper – 8.5×11 inches and let ink dry.
Glue the printed advent calendar onto a piece of cardboard or other thick board which could hold a tiny bit of weight. Like I said above, it can be as thin as the back of a legal pad, or part of a cardboard box.
Cut any remainder cardboard or paper hanging over the sides, if needed.
Place one glue dot on the bottom of a wrapped Hershey’s Kiss. Place Hershey’s Kiss on the large circles.
That’s 10 Hershey’s Kisses needed for 2018.
TIP: Don’t worry, I’ll create a new printable for 2019 and each year thereafter.
FREE PRINTABLE (Click here for larger, perfect size) –> Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar 2018 Free Printable
Happy Crafting and I hope you will enjoy your little treat reminder on those days when you’ll want to especially tune in to Hallmark Channel for a new, original movie!
Pin this on Pinterest for Later (as you’ll want to get the updated printable next year):