Monday, 15 December 2008
Advent and a beautiful swap surprise
I love advent. This year we've made an advent table, backed by a beautiful advent calendar which runs across the back of the table we've set it up on. The little houses light up, and we've added lots of scenes. We've also added a crib scene, but hadn't set it up when I took the pictures. I'll try and add pictures of it.
Of course, with three children, one advent isn't enough. We have three. My son's beaver group did a fabulous advent on tinsel. They mixed up the pictures so he never quite knows what he's going to open.
It's a fab idea. And perfect for an 8 year old boy! Apparently they all loved doing it.
We've also made quite a few decorations for the kitchen, where it's snowing!
I received my lovely Christmas swap from Littlegem on the shabby chic forum. The packages were so beautifully wrapped, I didn't want to open them for a while...
And here are the fabulous contents - all so gorgeous.
I'm thrilled with the heart garland, and the stocking, and the homemade decorations.
And chocolate santas! Yummy. And bath fizzers... but the home made stuff is terrific. Little Gem, you are so talented! I love it all. Thank you!