Create a DIY Advent Calendar this year that encourages everyone in the family to practice some acts of kindness over the holidays. Download and print our 25 acts of kindness printable and place one in 25 envelopes for the days of December leading up to Christmas. Then hang each envelope on ribbon to create an advent calendar garland in your home. It's festive and meaningful!

By Alice and Lois
July 17, 2017


Little red envelopes filled with acts of kindness for the holiday will become a new favorite holiday tradition. Follow along to download our 25 acts of kindness, along with the numbers to create your DIY Advent Calendar.

What You'll Need

  • [button-pdf id="546360" title="Printable numbers" /]
  • [button-pdf id="546360" title="Printable Acts of Kindness List" /]
  • Scissors
  • Envelopes (2 x 3.5")
  • Mini wood clips
  • Ribbon
  • Double sided tape or white glue

Step 1

Print and cut both

Printable Numbers sheets and Printable Acts of Kindness Sheet.

Step 2

Using double sided tape or glue, adhere each number to the envelopes.

Step 3

Place an Act of Kindness into each envelope.

Step 4

The final step is to clip each envelope onto a ribbon to create the garland. Use one long piece of ribbon to hang all 25 on the same row, or create a layered garland with shorter segments.

DIY Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Countdown the days until Christmas with an act of kindness each day. From baking cookies and dropping them off at the fire station making ornaments for a friend, doing good during the holidays is a great tradition.

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