On the First (blog) Day of Christmas. . . I give you my Advent calendar!
I've always loved Advent calendars during December. When I was a little girl, my Mom used to tape one to the refrigerator, and my sister and I eagerly took turns opening the little windows each day. (We had a System. One of us had odd-numbered days, and one of us even. There was a "benefit" either way: If you were the odd-numbered sister, you got the coveted "first open". . . and if you were the even-numbered sister, you got the coveted "double-window open" on Christmas Eve. It worked out.)
My sister sent me this Advent calendar earlier this fall. It's such a wonderful reminder of our time together this past summer . . . when we were in St. Petersburg.
I couldn't wait to start opening the windows on December 1. (And this year, I get to open ALL the windows - odd AND even!)
How about YOU? Are Advent calendars part of your holiday traditions?