How to make and print your own advent calendar

Instead of the usual store-bought advent calendar with chocolate in it, I decided to make a personalised one this year featuring pictures of the family and past Christmases. I did this for the Kodak #printerprojects Christmas challenge – post a picture for the Linky challenge and you could win a camera or a printer package. There’s still time to take part if you enter today!

This video describes how I did it, using this advent calendar template.



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  1. Alice Hart
    December 23, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Such a great idea! I’m inspired for next year!

  2. January 7, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    That is fabulous. I have to wait for my 14 year old to come home and show me how to post a picture on the linky loo! Have a wonderful weekend!

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