My mum made Hannah and Jack these gorgeous advent calendars. Pop over to Aussie Scrapbooking if you'd like to know more. I wrote an article (here) to share the details. They are such a great idea and the kids can't wait for December to clock over to start using them. (I on the other hand could use an extra few weeks of November I think!)
Here is Hannah's.
And here is Jack's.
It is nice to have something unique - made specially for them.
I guess it is a bit like that with hand crafted cards or gifts too - that extra touch of special to know that someone has spent time making something just for you.
For the last few years my mother in law Fran has made a quilt for a grandchild each Christmas. Jack's turn was last year. Here is his. Wow - so much work and love has gone into them.
Are you making anything - cards, gifts, ornaments - this Christmas??
Then before we know it, it will be time for new years resolutions. Think I should put getting fit onto mine! We went to the pool today with the kids. Before we headed off, I was sitting in the bathroom on a ledge with my bathers on and Hannah asked me, 'Mum, why does your tummy fold over 3 times when you sit down?'
Kids - gotta love 'em!