Tuesday, December 02, 2008

We Needed A Little Christmas

We are leaving for the US mid-way through the month and will be celebrating Christmas with both sets of grandparents (not together, 2 Christmases). We don't get back until the middle of January so decided there wasn't any point in putting up Christmas decorations only to take them down a week later or be met by them 6 weeks later. But, as I have been reading what seems like hundreds of posts about Thanksgiving turning overnight into Christmas, I have felt like we must do something. As such, I scoured the internet today and happened upon a nifty advent calendar that was easily cobbled together and highly disposable. Though not my own idea I feel confident claiming as proprietary the use of New Yorker magazine covers and patterned plastic bags instead of wrapping paper (we only had 3 varieties). Another twist is I didn't actually place a slip of paper in each envelope for fear the whole thing would come tumbling down, but I made a list of things I otherwise would have included in observance of the advent of Christmas and today's was "Christmas crafts."

We've got Christmas music wafting through the house and gingerbread candles burning...if we don't go or look outside, we almost feel chilly. It is now beginning to look a little like Christmas.

19 comments:

Annemarie said...

I love that idea! What a fun thing for your little guy. I just might have to copy...

stephanie said...

Fun! Christmas time is the best!

two forks said...

nice job!

diane said...

You are a fun Mom!

At first I was ultra impressed because I thought those were all Christmas cards that you have received.

Bridget said...

Very cute!

Jenibelle said...

Necessity is the mother of invention. The Christmas spirit is a necessity!! How fun that you get to come "home"!!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

What a lovely idea!! :) Reading everyone's blogs and about how everyone is decorating and preparing for the holidays is starting to get me in the Christmas spirit! :)

terahreu said...

I commend you for your efforts. It isn't easy to force the Christmas spirit overseas. It must be nice to think you will be in the states for the real event. Nothing like Christmas in the US.

Star Gazer said...

What a great idea for Christmas!

Adrianne said...

I'm late!! I better get out my freaking deocrations!!

mindy said...

you are such a good mom! i love it. and to respond to your comment on my blog, i thought it was the ideal time to go. it was a bit cold, but places were NOT crowded. i think october is the primetime since you can still catch racing at keeneland in lexington. don't i sound like a kentucky snob? ha ha

Jana and BJ said...

That is so cute! I bet he is at the perfect age for being excited about Christmas. I've decided everything in life is more fun with a child.

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you get to go home for Christmas...just in time for the BC present swap!

Nortorious said...

Great idea. Now can somebody make me one?

Christian said...

Kenny parted with his New Yorkers? Hmmm....

KamilahNYC said...

Fun idea! Merry Christmas and enjoy your trip to the states!!

Lauren in GA said...

I loved that idea, too!!! I am a huge copy cat *meow*.

stephsidestory said...

You still need a little Christmas to get you pumped for your big trip! Have a great time!

dana said...

GREAT idea! too cute.
You're so crafty. I love it.

 

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