One of the best things about being a Mum at this time of year is being able to create special Christmas traditions for my girls. This year, I'm keen to try and make my own Advent Calendar. As well as having a visual countdown, I want to include a whole bunch of fun activities for us to do together, as well as a few treats for the girls to open.
I've been thinking back to my own childhood and bugging Paul for memories of his own so that I can include some of these onto the calendar I make. I love that we're able to come up with a unique own set of Christmas traditions now that we have a little family of our own. Christmas Eve will definitely be 'open one small present', just as both of us were allowed to do on the night before Christmas and the first day of December will be 'put up the Christmas tree'.
As for the calendar itself, I haven't decided yet which style I'll go with. I love the look of the tree one above, made from paint sample cards but the ready made one below from Create Lovely on Etsy is enticing too. With only 23 days left of this month though, I'd better hurry up and decide...
Which Christmas traditions did your family have when you were growing up and which ones have you continued with your own family today?