I cannot believe it’s already December! November flew by!
When I was younger, my family would give us chocolate Advent calendars on Thanksgiving and we couldn’t wait to start them on December 1st. As much as I loved doing that, I really wanted to do something different. I’m already a freak about Olivia having a lot of candy so instead, I decided to come up with a different craft or activity for us to do together every day, as we count down the days until Christmas.
This is my second year doing it (here are all the deets from last years), and I’m very excited for all of the fun things going on this month!
Inside each little envelope is a piece of paper telling her what we’re going to do for the day and the first one said this:
Happy first day of Advent, Olivia! Each day when you wake up, you ’ll get to open a new bag as we countdown to Christmas! Today, we’re going to take a trip to the bookstore so we can pick out three new Christmas books! We’re also going to take three books that you already own and donate them to families that can’t afford books.
Last year I made the calendar just a little bit bigger than I did this year but I have to admit, I really love this year’s so much more. And if we’re being completely honest, it still took me about the same amount of time to set everything up!
Do you do an advent calendar? If so, which kind?