Monday, 30 November 2015

This Years Advent Calendar




This year I have decided to forgo the usual advent calendar - We have always had a shop bought calender .........




From the moving Santa when I was a kid that was hung on the kitchen door and my brother and I would take it in turns to open a window , to the chocolate filled ones we had when my step kids were still living at home - why is the chocolate so horrible in those ones? - Since we have become child free I haven't seemed to be able to shake the need to buy one each year ...... it's a ritual that's very hard to break.....

So this year I decided to have a go and make something to tick off those days leading up to Christmas day. There are loads of great ideas on the Internet and I decided to go for 24 little presents, all wrapped and labelled. This way I could choose more interesting and tasty gifts ..........


bought a selection of little presents from individually wrapped chocolates, retro sweets - I haven't eaten since the 70's, Christmas decorations, packets of seeds, Christmas washi tape and Christmas coaster...... just inexpensive fun things.......




I ordered some vintage style labels, bought brown paper bags and some string to make up the 24 little parcels.




With some shredded white paper and green card to pad out the parcels I spend a few hours filling, wrapping and sticking......



I added a few cones and dried olive branches to decorate some parcels.....




Now tonight I'm going to hang them all up...... I've a few ideas on where and how I could hang them....



But I will probably do this........ in numerical order, with 24 being the last parcel at the top of the stairs.......

Have a great day
Love Lizx