- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
While my Fiance and I have been together for 3 years, he has never been at my house during Christmas with my family.. Usually he comes a day or two later and he exchanges presents with my entire (8 person!) family.. He knows that Christmas is a HUGE deal in my house — we’re not religious or anything, but we’re a really tight knit family and have created many family traditions.. So for us, we tend to prefer family only on Christmas day, and close friends visit in the days following..
However, now that we’re engaged (!!) my family expects my Fiance to join us, and I’m SO pumped! Christmas is my all time favourite time of year, and I am already pinning and planning like crazy!
I decided to ease his nerves about coming for Christmas (because I know they’ll show up at some point) I’d make him an advent calendar with fun or silly things in it to countdown until Christmas, and remind him what Christmas is all about at my house!
Here’s a photo of the bags so far..
I also bought a string thing at the dollar store that is usually used for stringing up holiday cards, and I will attach all 24 bags to it on December 1st!
In each of the bags there’s a small message and either a treat (candy or chocolate), an activity (like going to see the lights at the park, or baking, or making snowflakes), or something fun (I put in a Hot Wheels car, a Kinder surprise, a bouncy ball, etc) and in every bag there is a small bit of lego. On Christmas eve I’ll give him the instructions for the lego and he’ll be able to see what he can build!
There’s also messages in them saying things like “Christmas is about being a kid again! Enjoy your surprise!” – for the Kinder egg.. or some have Christmas jokes, or twoonies towards coffee on his study/exam days!
Anyway, just thought I’d share my fun project with you guys!! Any of you doing something fun for your Fiance for xmas?? 🙂