December 13th – Christmas countdown

Today’s Blogmas prompt asks, “How are you counting down to Christmas?”. I wrote a little about this in an earlier post. In England, we have Advent calendars, but they’re hard to come by where we live so, a few years ago, I made one from my children’s old baby socks…


…it hangs over my bed and has 24 socks, one for each day from December 1st until Christmas Eve. In each sock, I pop a few sweets/chocolates and a little paper with a suggested Christmas activity for the day (today’s is to “Have a picnic under the Christmas tree”). The children love that they get a bit of chocolate to eat before breakfast (it is Christmas, after all!) and the suggestions for activities makes our afternoons very Christmassy. It’s a tradition that’s definitely taken off in our home: the littles were asking me about the “sock calendar, Mama?” about a week before December started, so eager they were definitely eager to see it again! So sweet!


11 thoughts on “December 13th – Christmas countdown

  1. This is incredibly sweet. I love your idea of Christmas activity suggestions in the socks, that’s so clever and fun. Ha, “have a picnic under the tree” is the cutest thing!


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hia!! The children LOVE the different activities…’s the first thing they do when they wake up in the morning! Rush to open that day’s sock…too cute!


  2. Barbara says:

    I LOVE this idea!!! We had a store-bought one when my children were younger; now one of the girls has it for her children! Haven’t written my post yet, but will get it sometime today. Busy weekend!


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hia Barbara… nice that your grandchildren are using it now….I’m also rushing as I have a lot of things to do this morning….will be back later to read todays Blogmas…..!!!! Enjoy every moment of your day xxx


  3. Lizelle says:

    Such a unInquest idea. Had never even heard of these advent colander still this year lol


  4. I just cannot say enough how adorable this sock garland is…and what a brilliant idea!! Love love love!!


  5. Angel Jem says:

    That is so cute! And the activities every day re such a good idea!


  6. Jhona O. says:

    I love this idea! How fun and creative. Merry Christmas!


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