Craft a Fun & Simple Advent Calendar for the Holidays with JAM Paper Envelopes!

Looking to add a sprinkle of magic to your holiday celebrations this year? Why not create your very own Advent calendar with a little help from JAM Paper. Advent calendars are a festive and delightful way to count down the days until Christmas, and by making your own, you can infuse them with your boundless creativity and yuletide cheer. 

In this post, we'll show you how to craft a charming Advent calendar using envelopes and ribbon. Plus, we'll highlight some fantastic JAM Paper products to make your project sparkle with some holiday spirit.

Materials You'll Need

(Available in assorted sizes and colors at JAM Paper)


Foil Wafer Seals
(Circular labels will work perfectly too)

Small gifts 
(Tiny toys, chocolates & candies, or trinkets)

Optional: decorative paper, stickers, or markers for added embellishments

Steps to Create Your Own Advent Calendar

1. Select Your Envelopes

Head over to JAM Paper and choose envelopes that match your holiday theme. We offer a wide array of colors and sizes, so you can get as small and large as you like.

2. Prepare Your Gifts

Visit your local Dollar store to find small light-weight gifts. Consider items like mini chocolates and candies, tiny toys, fidgets, thoughtful notes or even personal coupons like “One Back Massage”. 
No need to go crazy or overboard on gifts. This small gesture and the excitement of opening something each day is a treat on its own. Fill 24 envelopes with a gift in each, do not seal!

3. Seal

Take your spool of ribbon and place it on top of your filled envelope. Fold the flap over and seal close with the foil wafer.
Add your numbers whenever you'd like. We choose to finish our strand of 6 envelopes, cut the ribbon, and number 1-6 or 7-11 and so on... But you can choose to number at the end or do as you go.

Pull the ribbon through and slide the envelope down. Continue with another envelope until you have a few gifts on the ribbon. For our display we used 6 envelopes on each row for a total of 4 rows of gifts.

4. Hang and Enjoy

Your homemade Advent calendar is ready to be hung up. You could tape it to your wall, as we did, or use a clear push pin on each end of the ribbons to hang.

Come December, each day, rip open an envelope to countdown until Christmas Day! See your loved one's excitement build each day to open and receive their tiny surprise present inside!

With JAM Paper's colorful envelopes and high-quality ribbons, you can create a stunning Advent calendar that's sure to delight everyone in your home. Plus, by using Dollar store gifts, you can keep the project budget-friendly and still leave a lasting memory. Get ready to count down the days until Christmas in style with your one-of-a-kind Advent calendar!

Whether you're a crafting enthusiast or just looking for a fun holiday project to do at home with the family, creating your Advent calendar with JAM Paper products is a joyful way to celebrate the season. Happy crafting, and may your holiday be filled with surprises, love, and smiles!

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