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Hey there Mommy Bears!
I don’t know about you, but there’s one thing I don’t like about the Christmas, and that’s that most advent calendars I find are either full of chocolate or toys, things that my kids already get plenty of.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, and I love having something to count down the days, but something a little more fun than a Christmas chain is always welcome.
That’s why I was super excited when I found out that Qeepsake had partnered with MadiLovesKiwi, and they wanted us to check it out and write an article about their Printable Advent Calendar.
Anything that gets me to spend time with my kids, count down (and build excitement) to Christmas, and avoid the sweets and extra toys is a win for me!
So What Is The MadiLovesKiwi Advent Calendar?
The MadiLovesKiwi Advent Calendar is a cute, decorative set of little paper boxes that you can print, fold, and use as a Christmas decoration while opening the boxes each day to count down to Christmas!
Each box has a saying inside that helps give you all the holiday feels and reminds you of the important things this holiday season.
Inside the box you can also put fun treats. For us, trying to avoid extra sweets, we’re planning on using the cute activity ideas that come with the downloads. This will give us more bonding time, and activities for kids while they are on break is always a plus.
The activity ideas are awesome. They are suggestions like “Bake cookies for the neighbors”, “Go on a Scavenger Hunt for Red and Green Items”, and “Play Board Games By The Christmas Tree”.
It Comes With Qeepsake!
Want to know what’s better than advent calendars that help you spend more time with your kids?
How about capturing the memories you make this holiday?
Sounds good to me. That’s why it’s amazing that these boxes come with ONE YEAR of Premium Membership when you place your order here.
And Qeepsake isn’t something that’s going to be a hassle and take up all your time. They text you questions every day about your kids, and you just send a quick text and/or image back, and it records it to your account. You can also just text in or send images whenever something awesome happens, like during your holiday activities.
When you’ve made enough memories, you have the option to make a physical book!
That’s what we’re going to be doing with our Printable Advent Calendar experience this year thanks to Qeepsake and MadiLovesKiwi!
Check out our experience below.
Our Experience With The Printable Advent Calendar
Our plan is to print the MadiLovesKiwi Advent Calendar, participate in the daily activities, and document our journey so you can see what the fun is all about, AND so we can make a Qeepsake Book out of all the memories we make each day following the calendar prompts!
If you want to check out the calendar and the awesome Qeepsake plan that comes with it, check it out here.
Otherwise enjoy your holiday season, and we’ll be back after the new year to share all our fun and memories we’ve had.
Update! Our Qeepsake Book Arrived
Our Qeepsake book arrived in the mail and we were really excited to finally take a look!
The photo quality is really good, and it was fun to see our month leading up to Christmas all laid out in memories for us to look at whenever we want a walk down memory lane.
We went for the hardcover book, and the whole thing seems to be of really good quality.
One thing to note is that when creating an album that includes the whole family, rather than just one kiddo, you’ll want to create a new journal. When it asks for a birthday or due date, consider the event. For our advent calendar, we could put 12/1, and then the bottom of the page would say “1 day”, “2 days”, etc.
I know some people use Qeepsake for things like engagements, weddings, and anniversaries, and then put the birthday as the date they met or got together, so it’s like the story of their relationship!
I have heard through the grapevine that Qeepsake is looking into creating the option of turning off age at the bottom of the page, and offering more options for different kinds of journals in the future.
Other than wishing it didn’t have the age on the bottom of the book, there’s nothing else we would change about the book as it was really nice overall.
You can sign up for Qeepsake and get a $20 book voucher just for being my valued reader.