For some reason I decided to make an advent calendar for my girls this year. In the almost 10 years of their life I have never even contemplated making advent calendars. It could have something to do with the fact I was offline for 4 days this past week and I was wandering around the house with nothing to do one evening. Being sans internet will do that to you. I found some tiny boxes and a stack of beautiful paper. Then I found a frame from an old painting in the attic. And this is what resulted. It took me ages to find all the miniature presents to put in all the boxes – dollar stores don’t exist in Italy. I attached all the little boxes with velcro so the kids can take them off and put them back on. In some boxes I wrote coupons for an evening of popcorn and boardgames, in some I wrote some Christmas jokes and in some I wrote bad poetry telling my girls how awesome they are.
They were very happy when they saw it this morning (yes it was a day late). My son received a Lego Star Wars advent calendar so anyone who has a 7 year old son can understand how happy that little guy is. Sinterklaas is coming tonight so the excitement in our house is at an all time high.