For our holiday celebrations this year, I have knitted many mini mittens from the Knitpicks Smitten Garland pattern. Not quite an advent calendar, ours will go all the way to the 31st of the month.
And instead of chocolate or candy, there is a little card inside, each with suggestions for activities or gifts for the day.
Last night, the card read "It's December. Let's light up some trees!" And off we went to the tree lighting ceremony at city hall.
There was singing, a reindeer, a red-suited guy to hand out gifts, and lots of people enjoying hot chocolate.
Callum is unimpressed with the winter gear he is required to wear in these parts so he is reserving his opinion on this whole holiday celebration thing. :)
I'm sure he'll warm up to the idea once he gets the hang of it all!
Happy December, Michele
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