I have had this brilliant, albeit involved, idea for some time now...Why not make an interactive advent calendar? Well, I am proud to say that I finally made the tags for this new family tradition, BUT putting it into action was a wee bit more difficult. This was one of those years that I hope will never be repeated in terms of preparedness for the holidays.
I. Had. ZERO. Preparedness.
That being said, I just jumped right into the hullabaloo. I had many a good intention, but when life decided to throw me for a loop I just had to go with it, do the best that I could, and enjoy the ride. Despite not accomplishing all that I had hoped (this includes putting only ONE ornament on our "big" tree) I think I learned a valuable lesson: This season is not about "making a list and checking it twice"...Often times life's most meaningful moments are unscripted. It was in losing myself in the pace of the holiday that I found out what is truly important to celebrate...Family.
Here are a few shots of the completed advent tags: