I love Christmas. I love the whole season. It's just the start of cold weather, so it's still fun to get out your cute hats and scarves and boots. I love Christmas music. All of it. No exception. Bing to Elvis to Mariah to Dean... Justin Bieber could sing a Christmas song and I'd like it. Does he? I'll google it.
I want Max and Lola to love the holidays as much as I do. I want to pass on old traditions. I want to start new traditions. Having an advent calendar is one tradition I'd like to start, so I did. Every year will be a new design. Maybe some will have treats, but this year I did one with activities.
I saw this advent calendar image and fell in love. I love watercolors and it's so visual. I have a blank wall and thought this will be a great temporary art installation. That one is a virtual calendar, she had 25 days of blog posts. I actually printed out activities on the back of each card. Max and I will peek at the appropriate card every day in December leading up to Christmas and do whatever the card says!
I made some small (bake cookies, have a dance party, etc.) and some large (go to a hockey game, have a backyard bonfire, etc.). I think he will enjoy it.
Max taking pictures of "Mommy's work". Do we have a future blogger??