A continuation of tradition. When I was small we always had an Advent Calendar to count down to Christmas. Beautiful English or European winter scenes complete with sparkling snow and tiny images to be revealed on each eagerly anticipated day.
I’ve steadfastedly rejected the chocolate imitations, much, I’m sure, to the disappointment of my children, and held fast to my desire to keep the traditions of Christmas simple.
This was an offering to my Granddaughter, a reminder to her in a world of commercialism that delight can still be had in the home-made. I challenged myself to create something from only what I had around the house and filled each envelope with ideas for fun activities, card making components, colouring in pictures and season based jokes (yes, as bad as the Christmas cracker ones!). It was supported by a branch of rosemary from my garden to inspire rememberance and memories of all of her people, her rapidly expanding extended family.
I want to make memories for my family.