This year is my first year making an advent calendar. At 3.5, Jack is now old enough to understand the concept and I am so excited to introduce these little people to him. I was inspired by Jen’s (from Paint Cut Paste) Waldorf gnome collection and then the advent calendar idea came from there.
So how will the calendar work?
Well we’ll start with one elf then every day leading up to Christmas, a new little elf (or maybe the same if I’m lost for time) will arrive with a tiny scroll. On that scroll will be a message to Jack and Sarah, a suggestion for something to do that day; make gingerbread, make a wreath, visit family, buy presents for the Wishing Tree, all the wonderful things that I love about Christmas.
I really can’t wait until December first!
Hello Jack and Sarah. I am so happy to be spending Christmas with you.
I have travelled a long way to be with you. I’m looking forward to doing lots of things with you.
Shall we make some gingerbread together today?
So want to make an elf? They are really easy. Here’s what you do.
How to make a peg doll elf
And when Christmas is over for another year, your new elf friends can stay around and play for a little longer.