I have spent this afternoon organising the children's advent calendars. I like to have the calendars where I can choose what goes in them. I put little treas in such as Christmassy hair clips, or for larger things like Christmas colouring books they get a note for a treasure hunt, I wrap the presents and then the night before they are due to find them I hide the gift somewhere in the living room. It is more expensive than the chocolate filled ones that you can pick up in town but the little Christmas gifts really add to the excitement of the month.
I buy most of the gifts in the January sales so it doesn't cost too much. I just have to remember where I hid them in time for December!
This year in the calendars the children will find;
Christmas decorations for their small trees they have in their bedrooms
Christmas craft kits
Christmas colouring books
Christmas hair clips
and a Christmas day out as well as the occasional chocolate snowman.
here are some of the gifts waiting to be organised
I decided that as I had the wrapping paper etc out I would start on the Christmas presents as well. I have wrapped all of Stephanie's, all of Dylan's that have arrived so far. I will save the ones for other family members until both children are home as we will do those together.
How are you getting on??