The children are very conscious that the Advent countdown is almost upon us. Their principal preparations have involved honing their own Christmas wish lists, but when I asked today what they were intending to give to others, there was a stunned silence. And a little embarrassed sheepishness.
And so, when I suggested that they might like to make Advent calendars for others, they pounced on the idea with rather more enthusiasm than I was expecting. We printed out the templates from Sarah at The Small Object and they drew their Christmassy motifs.
And made a start on their own gift giving. Though of course, I have an advent surprise for them - Eric Carle's Dream Snow Advent calendar.
Though perhaps I might be the one who loves it most of all. In a spirit of giving, I may even rustle up one of these for hubby - yup, it's a beer Advent Calendar. Genius. Wish I knew who to attribute it to, but I know exactly who to make one for!!