Advent can take a lot of planning but it’s sooo worth the effort. I spend November planning our Advent books and calendars so everything is ready for December 1st.
Last year I made a little wooden Advent crate to hold everything but I have to admit it barely fitted anything, so I need to re-think how to hold everything this year.
I’m so excited for this year so I’m going to share what I’ve got ready for the family:
This year I have winter duvets for the kids. I picked these up in Asda in the Summer holidays as I thought they may sell out. The patterns are called Festive Fawn and Cheeky Elves and have a definite Cath Kidston vibe, but are obviously much cheaper. I’m thinking about putting these on the kids beds so they wake up to see them – that way I can blame our naughty elf.
I also picked up the Kellogg’s Variety Advent Calendar – 24 bowls ’til Christmas. This huge box contains 3 x Kellogg’s Variety packs which I’m not sure I understand. I think the portions are tiny but it would make breakfast fun during December. I bought two of these because there was no point asking my children to take turns. These were £4 each from Tesco.
My 7 year old is a massive Star Wars fan and asked for the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. It was £25 but he gets more enjoyment from this than his Christmas presents so it was worth the money.
My 5 year old will be receiving the Royal Ice Skating Trip which is a Playmobil Advent Calendar, and the only thing I didn’t buy this year. We are Playmobil Playologists and were sent this to review. I’ll be sharing pics as we open it on Twitter.
I couldn’t last Advent pass without buying everyone a chocolate calendar to open. My 7 year old has Where’s Wally?, the 5 year old has a Paw Patrol one, my husband has The Simpsons and even I get one this year – the lovely Tom Chaplin Twelve Tales of Christmas advent calendar. This weekend I’ll be having a massive tidy up so we have somewhere to put all these calendars!
Our Elf will also be arriving! This year he has a surprise for the children too 🙂
Our Book Advent is ready to go so the only thing I haven’t bought is an Advent candle. I haven’t seen any I like but I still have a few days to pick one up. How are you getting on for the start of Christmas?