Christmas isn't Christmas without.... An advent calendar
I'm going to try to post everyday in December (again) and to record my Christmas through the things that make Christmas special to me. I'll do my best! I'll tag them #christmasisn'tchristmaswithout and put the photos on Instagram as well (you can find me on there as angeljem5)
Today; well, for the 1st of December it must be advent calendars. I love them, I have loads, but every year I like to try out a different one. This year I treated myself to the Yankee Candle advent from Dobbies, every day a new tealight!
She bought me a porcelain dome, with a small saucer beneath to hold the candle. When you light the flame it shines through the thinnest parts of the dome, giving a beautiful effect of light and shade.
Advent calendars weren't big when I was young, but I love them and appreciate the simple action of anticipation that they add to every day. When that first door (or sweet or candle or whatever...) is opened, then you know that Christmas is really coming; that the excitement can build and the season is properly starting. I hope you all have a happy advent and that the preparation for the feast itself goes well. May we all feel peace and calm as the month passes by.