I’m dying that it’s December 1st…! How fun is this? Who cares that I haven’t even bought one Christmas present yet! Who cares that I haven’t even broke out my Mariah Carey CD. Who cares that my stocking aren’t hanging cozy on the fireplace. (Although Elf on the Shelf is propped up there with care so I should get some brownie points for that.) Who cares, because our countdown is ready to go! We shall see if any sneaky fingers open the presents early but for now they are nestled in this antique glass bottle crate and propped in our living room.
What I filled the boxes with: candies, ornaments for our gold tinsel tree. Small messages and notes: “Watch the Elf movie, read “Who Is Coming To Our House,” bake cookies, write a card for Grandma. I also included some small wood shapes and wood ornaments to color inside. You can see on bottom right nook as a wood puzzle but a couple pieces are too big so are tied to the top.
They are decorated with stuff I had on hand: Doilies, lace, sewed book paper garlands, silver tissue paper with a pop of mint green tissue paper, pinecone, glittered clothespins, a glittered bell and twine. As well as tissue paper poms and glittered sprinkled inside.
Quincey was kinda ticked because after I’d glittered some bells they don’t jingle like before. It looked like the ball inside accidentally got some glitter on it too. If you’ve seen the Polar Express movie you definitely want a magical bell. Soooo, as always, glitter with caution. heehee
Do you use any advent calendars or traditions to countdown to Christmas? 25 days to go! Don’t worry about what you need to do and enjoy it!