The Christmas decorations are starting to appear all over town, and I’m starting to regret the fact that our Christmas decorations are currently somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic.
Tomorrow is the 1st December and we don’t even have our Advent calendar with us. I was toying with the idea of buying or even making one – though the Minx really is too young to understand – and came across this fabulous idea on the awesome Kiddley.com. Instead of chocolate, the child is given the gift of a different fun family activity each evening – ranging from eating dinner in fancy dress or going out for sushi to writing letters for Santa.
Each activity is attractively ‘wrapped’ (Claire’s idea is to make little envelopes out of origami paper or a jar of prettily covered matchboxes) and a new envelope is opened each day.
Check out the link for the full list of activities Claire planned. Her readers and those at Little Birds (where I believe the idea originated) also came up with some wonderful ideas.
I’m not going to do it this year as I think it will be wasted on the Minx, but I’m posting this now so that I can find the link in future years, as I think it would be a wonderful family tradition to start.