Up until this year, I have been using a little handmade advent calendar – little bags I made quite a while ago and refilled every year.
This year, the big boy was utterly desperate for one of those advent calendars that have nothing to do with me filling little bags late at night. Sigh. I gave in, and for equality (read hopefully-less-fighting), both of the littles will get a bought advent calendar this year.
But that doesn’t mean that the gnomes will be out of a job, and we shall still have a little advent magic.
I read about Kindness Elves recently, and that just filled the gap that the advent calendar had left.
I bought a little Elf Door from Lola (and couldn’t wait, so it already appeared next to our living room fireplace last weekend). The little wooden gnomes I found at Tiger.
They are ready to help us get ready for Christmas now; we will make cards and presents, bake and share, all with a little help from our gnomes. I shall keep you posted about what they get up to from next week onwards.