This weekend I was finding myself annoyed by Christmas. The Christmas songs at the grocery store -the day after Thanksgiving, bugged me and made me grumpy. It started creeping into my social media and stressed me out. Don't get me wrong, I love christmas. I love to decorate my house, I love that my sister comes and stays with us, I love to buy special gifts, I love wrapping presents and drinking eggnog and champagne, I love having special meals and hanging out as a family. I just don't like it to last a whole month. For me, two weeks of the Christmas season is just about perfect.
I guess in part we have the advent calendar to blame. It does set us up for starting the count down to Christmas on the first of December. Maybe I need to make a new one of these things that has only like 12 days -like the song.
I'm kidding. I know I just sounded like a total PMSy scrooge but I do appreciate a good advent calendar. I made this one about 9 years ago for my boys. It's made entirely out of felt and I sewed it at night when my kids were sleeping. The most time consuming part was cutting out all those felt numbers. It is a duplicate of the one that I grew up with. One might be tempted to change out the little ornaments year after year but I found that keeping them the same made it more special for me as the years went on, my sisters and I knew them all by heart and I'm hoping the same is true for my kids.