12 Days of Christmas Ideas – Day 1
Once again the countdown to Christmas is almost upon us. I often say to my clients that the build up to their special occasion should be just as enjoyable as the celebration itself. Naturally there are different activities to be enjoyed during these two different periods of time, but I believe that if you can enjoy the planning stage and build up a positive anticipation for the celebration then when the day actually arrives you get to enjoy it so much more, and to me Christmas is exactly the same.
One of the easiest ways to do this is with the Advent Calendar. I have fond memories, as a child, of opening the little doors on our cardboard advent calendars to see the little Christmas themed picture inside. Nowadays it is to get the chocolate – which I’m not so fond of because the focus seems to be more on the chocolate rather than the thing we are actually counting down to. For this reason I’ve made an advent calendar that can be used again and again and that I can add my own treats to. While I still intend on having a few chocolates, I plan to add activities that I can do with my family to build up the anticipation for Christmas.
So here are my Top 5 Favourite Advent Calendar Designs along with my Top 5 Suggestions for what can go in them:
As seen on: A Few Things From My Life
As seen on: Spotlight
As seen on: I Heart Nap Time
As seen on: Pink Suede Shoe
As seen on: Mod Podge Rocks
Top 5 Suggestions:
- Build Gingerbread Houses
- Read a Christmas Story
- Watch a Christmas DVD with special snacks to eat
- Go to see the Christmas Lights
- Bake Christmas Cookies together
We’d love to hear what ideas you might have for your Advent Calendar, please add these to the comments below and have an enjoyable countdown to Christmas.