December 1st couldn’t get here fast enough for our household. I slowly started putting up Christmas decor the day after Halloween because our boys were so very excited for the holiday season to start, I wanted it to last for as long as possible for them this year. Michael is at the age where everything is magical, new and exciting because he is only three and for the first time can grasp the concept of a holiday. William is still happy just following every move of his big brother’s, but I don’t believe he quite understands what’s going on surrounding this time of year.
Today was a big day for our boys. Our Elf on the Shelf, Sebastian Winks, showed up after an extended vacation and with him he brought our Advent calendar!!
I had be mulling over ideas for our calendar this year, and was really particular about it not taking up too much space. Enter my new favorite store, Archiver’s! Holy moly, guacamole. Why hasn’t anyone ever shared this wonderful place with me before. I was able to pick up mini Kraft bags, holiday washi tape and mini clothes pins for super cheap, which is my kind of project. I simply decorated each bag with the numbers 1 -25 with stickers I had onhand and the night of November 30th Dennis helped me stuff these lil’ bags with our boys favorite treats. I sealed them with a small piece of washi tape, attached a tiny pin and voila... Advent calendar courtesy of our elf Sebastian!! I love the way the Kraft paper bags look in our tree. They were just what our tree needed this year!!
The boys were so happy to wake up to Mr. Winks in our tree and then hunted for the bag marked with #1. The fact that they also were able to eat the treat in the bag so early in the day only added to their excitement.
What does your Advent calendar look like this year??