This year we have a new family tradition – a homemade advent calendar. In past years we have done the store bought chocolate advent, and last year Master D was over it in about 4 days (and did I mention, it was chocolate?!).
For our new advent calendar I found some cute lil envelopes and stenciled on the numbers.
Next we drew pictures incorporating the numbers (or tried to anyway!). We were inspired to try this by some of the beautiful Waldorf alphabets we have seen.
Husband of mine drew some lovely pictures, but sort of forgot about the whole – Christmas themed thing??? Well they look lovely anyway!
In each envelope there is a slip of paper, mostly cut from Christmas cards from last year, with an activity.
We’ve included things like writing to Santa, Christmas crafts & baking, making our gingerbread house and many others.
To put it all together I strung up some wool in the shape of a Christmas tree and pegged the envelopes on.
We are so looking forward to our Christmas countdown!
Warm wishes, Kelly