It’s the 1st of December, which means only one thing – we can start opening our advent calendars! Hooray, hooray, hooray!
I’ve been very excited about advent this year. Like, really, really excited…the fit to burst kind. You see, earlier in the year I decided to save up and surprise Big Sis with the Selfridges beauty Advent calendar.
To say I was thrilled that I managed to get one, despite them being limited availability and selling faster than the proverbial hot cakes, would be something of an understatement.
That has been exciting enough in itself, but then I’ve also put together personalised calendars for…
…and a joint one for Petit Man and Mme. E (he’s green, she’s cream, and they both get something on the 24th).
So you see, since January I’ve been building not only calendars, but also a huge level of gleeful anticipation about handing them over 🙂
Then, when I went yesterday to deliver the goodies to Mum and Big Sis, they surprised me with an advent calendar of my own. This tipped me over the edge of reasonable adult behaviour, such that I could barely sleep last night through sheer excited anticipation.
My calendar has a little scented wax melt for each day, and came with this pretty ceramic owl burner. Today’s scent is called ‘Crazy’, which to me smells of pine and pepper – which is surprisingly nice. A certain someone commented on the appropriateness of it for me. I think that sort of remark’s just not necessary.
Mum, Big Sis and Barn loved their first gifts and sent pictures, which made my day extra fun too. Petit Man will doubtless call me tomorrow morning about today’s gift, because he’s hopelessly disorganised like that 😉
As Big Sis and I observed, advent calendars have come a long way since the days when we took turns to open little paper doors to find, if you were lucky, a picture of the Star of Bethlehem (if you were unlucky it was a drawing of a tree bauble).
Come to think of it, I think I’d actually still rather like one of those. And now I wouldn’t resent it being Big Sis and Bro’s turn to open a door. Probably.
Oh, and by the way, in case you hadn’t guessed it yet, I REALLY LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! May the joys of the festive season be upon you too because more Christmas themed post are inevitably going to follow. Only 24 sleeps to go… 😉