With the 1st of December the countdown for Christmas has officially started in our house!
For me it means the start of all preparations and working off my lists, but for DS it means happy anticipation of the big event. Each year he gets an Advent calender to help him counting the days. It helps me too, as I won't be having any trouble getting him out of bed in the morning. Well, at least until Christmas ;-)
I found this beautiful hand crafted calender on a Christmas fair in London ten years ago.
It has buttons sewn on from which one can suspend little parcels.
All packets contain tiny things, sometimes a sweet, sometimes a little gift. It gets increasingly difficult to find these things, as they have to be small, lightweight and not too expensive!
Every parcel that gets taken down, is replaced by a beautiful handmade ornament.
and when it's almost Christmas, the calender is such a pretty sight, with all it's ornaments on display!
Wishing everyone a very happy Advent season!