Advent Calender

How are all you lovely people today? Are you slowly but surely getting things ready for Christmas? I have to admit, I cannot bring myself to take out my boxes of Christmas stuff before the last week of November. I've done it the same time and same way for so many years. I just feel it's all become a bit too much.... not only the commercialization of Christmas, but why on earth do we have to start preparing in October already?  One of these days we will all probably just leave our Christmas decorations up permanently! Just kidding! haha

Oke, rant over. We're talking Advent calenders today. Now, anyone who knows me, knows I have a thing for Advent calenders! I mean a serious thing. And there are lovely ones out there. Some gorgeous, but highly expensive ones, some cute, but more affordable ones, and of course, the lovely DIY calenders of all the talented crafters out there! I share with you just a few of my favourites.

First up, this stunning calender in a frame

How cute is this one, made with baby socks?

The calenders with little drawers are always a favourite!

How about something completely different? Activities, instead of gifts or chocolates?

Now, I am ashamed to say, I've been threatening to make this one for two years!
I just LOVE it!!
Maybe next year?

And now for the one that's haunting me at the moment.....

I doubt if I will be able to lay my hands on gorgeous, strong, dry branches like these within the next few days (everything is wet from all the rain here in the UK at the moment)
I'm working on a plan, will let you know how it turns out! 

Till next time, happy decorating!

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