The advent of the Advent

As a kid, advent calendars used to elicit a nightly squeal of "I can't believe there's only ___ days till CHRISTMAS!"

But every night this week, I've said to myself "I can't believe there's ONLY ___ days till Christmas." Funny how one's perspective changes. I've gotten no shopping done and not much money to start the shopping.

And thus the advent of the homemade Christmas.....

4 comments:

  1. I used to always get a chocolate advent calendar from my mom-- they seemed so exotic because they were in french, and the chocolate squares behind each door were such a treat. Viva la handmade holiday gifts.

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  2. oh how i love those paper christmas advents-i got 1 for our younger son and every morning he say's mum look- there fun.i started to make 1 as well out of an old blanket...

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  3. I used to love advent calenders, but I agree with you - if I had one now it would feel like it was taunting me! "Only ten days till Christmas, MWA HA HA HA HA."

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  4. At first we have a paper advent calendar, something like the one you show in this post ( but not so beautiful). Then mi mother started to give us a chocolate calendarevery xmas. I, secretly, always pefer the paper one...

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