November 30, 2012

advent

 Christmas can never arrive early enough for me; I love the smells, the music, the food, the crafting, the lights, just every little bit about it.  This year we started a little bit early, getting a wreath to make the apartment smell in the morning, mandarins wrapped in paper, candles, and a crafting afternoon with my favourite fellow West Coaster before she moved away.

This year Seb and I decided to make our own advent calendar.  I bought chocolates, tiny bottles of scotch and champagne, tiny tins of tea, and Skittles for Seb.  I wrapped them all up in Seb's old math notebook, wrote our name and a number on each one, and now every evening we're going to have to hunt through all those numbers to find each day.  I'm happy with this plan - low key and very tasty.  Happy advent!

4 comments:

  1. i'm a really big xmas person too...and i've been thinking about how to handmake an advent calendar i'd like, but obviously i'll be starting it a bit late this year, haha. :) i like your idea of just hand-wrapping bits + pieces, and keeping it very low-key. hope you don't mind if i steal it? :)

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    1. not one little bit - it's never too late! You could do an advent calendar that only went for a week? That would probably be easier to dig through that this monstrosity..

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  2. Low-key is the best when it comes to the holidays. Makes for a stress-free holiday-season and those are sometimes hard to come by!

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    1. I agree...saying this as I'm still in my pajamas at 2 on a day I'm supposed to be making some gifts!

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