This year we decided to do an advent calendar where we alternate days on opening little presents.
I set up the shelves in our living room with some shiny, glittery wrapping paper and a strand of lights taped up around them. I used one wrapping paper for Tobi’s gifts, and he used another for mine, making it easier to find which present is which. And I got some mini Christmas tree clothespins with numbers on them to use on the presents, too.
It’s a nice little thing, and we’ve really enjoyed opening presents every other day! We get so excited, just like little kids!
The only big downside is that the tape isn’t holding the lights very well; they keep falling down. Perhaps mini suction cups would be a better solution for next year if we do the same thing. For now I just keep sticking the tape back on and waiting for it to fall off again.
Do you have an advent calendar this year?