Cue the 80’s glam metal, because it’s time to start counting down (almost).
December’s right around the corner and that means it’s time to break out the advent calendars!
I love a good advent calendar. It’s the best combination of waiting (which I am very bad at. I get very impatient), and opening presents early (which I enjoy doing quite a lot). The past few years, I put together a beer advent calendar for my husband, where he got a new bottle of fancy holiday beer every day. Last year, he made me a yarn advent calendar, where I got a new mini-skein of yarn every day. It was the best!
When I was little, we had advent calendars, too. My brother and I each had our own tiny fake tree, and we picked out small ornaments for each day. By the end of the month, we barely had a square-inch of tree visible beneath all the ornaments. I still have a bunch of the advent calendar ornaments, though my little tree has gotten lost along the way (though, maybe it’s at my folks’ house… I should check the next time I visit).
It might be a little late in the year to put together an advent calendar, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try!
I like this one because it includes a very cute little tree!
Christmas Tree Advent Calendar #294 by ShiFio’s PatternsThis one looks even simpler- maybe you could get it knit up by the end of the weekend, if you really put your mind to it? I particularly love the teeny tiny balls!
Advent Tree Wall Hanging by Roxanna JuneBut if you felt like getting really fancy, I kind of love this garland! I like that each day is a totally unique ornament, and I love that they hang from all those little buttons. If I had a million hours of free time, you’d better bet that I’d be all over this project!
Advent Garland by Frankie BrownDo you have an advent calendar tradition in your family?