An Advent Idea for Long-Distance Grandparents

img_0208Like all children do, our grandboys are growing fast. This year we won’t be seeing the Berg boys (ages 9, 4, and nearly 2) during the holidays, but I came up with a fun way to stay connected anyway!

Tomorrow I’ll mail off the first of 25 envelopes for them to open each day. Inside they’ll find activity pages, decorations and simple crafts, small gifts and treats, and even some dollar bills.

To get them thinking about others, there are also Christmas note cards they can draw or write in and then send! (I’ve included Christmas stamps too.)

I’ve included both Christian and general aspects of the holiday in my selections, as well as taking into account the boys’ ages, interests, and abilities. Most days there’s something for each one individually, but some days they’ll need to work together.

I don’t know where this idea came from, but I’ve had fun with it so far, and I hope the boys have fun with it too. I’ll let you know. And maybe it’s an idea you can use or adapt, to stay in touch with your faraway family. If you try it, I’d love to hear from you!

– Diane

3 Responses to “An Advent Idea for Long-Distance Grandparents”

  1. Reply Jan fong

    Hi! Just read your post about the advent envelopes—sounds like a great idea. One year I sent a candy cane colored rope and clothes pins with 24 little brown paper bags with advent gifts, etc. But that box was expensive to mail, so the envelope idea sounds great. I can’t count on mail getting there in a timely manner, so I will mail them all at once…maybe make a cool box to keep them in. I truly want to keep my grand kids centered on Christ at Christmas time. Thank you for your post! Jan

  2. Reply Denise

    I may be overlooking it, but is there a link that takes us to what you actually did? I love this idea but am confused….

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