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…

Stockings

…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!

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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!

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    • iwillbloom says:

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

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  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!

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    • iwillbloom says:

      Hia Barbara…..so 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

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  3. Lizelle says:

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

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

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  5. Angel Jem says:

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

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  6. Jhona O. says:

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

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