Advent calendar 2018 - let's begin !


Yay ! That’s that moment of the year : the Advent Calendar moment of the year !

If you’re new to the blog, you need to know that my boys and I have been doing an advent calendar for many years now, actually it’s our TENTH advent calendar, can you believe it ?! Well acutally we missed one year because we were moving in December (2013) When we started this tradition, my boys were 4 and 6 years old, and they are now 14 & 16 yearsold & are still very happy to do it ! It’s an activity based calendar, but I do include now some choccies or sweets here & there since their everyday schedules got busier along the year. So, our calendar is a mix of choccies (few), baking or cooking, crafting, and various other things.


Here are the links to our ol’ Advent Calendars, you might be able to find some ideas of crafts, activities or recipes, even if you don’t actually do an Advent Calendar, on your own, or for your (grand-)child(ren).

Advent Calendar 2008
Advent Calendar 2009
Advent Calendar 2010
Advent Calendar 2011
Advent Calendar 2012
Advent Calendar 2014
Advent Calendar 2015
Advent Calendar 2016
Advent Calendar 2017


If you wonder if my teen boys are still happy about it all, well my 14 years-old asked about it several days before it started, and my 16 years-old told me twice since it started (yesterday !!) “thank you mama for making all these activities for us again”, while hugging me. So yes, I think it’s safe to say they are happy to do it again. They know themselves that it will not last forever and ever.

Activity of Day 1 was : baking palmiers. We’ve baked them in the past, but it was a long time ago, so it was nice to make them again ! You can find the recipe we’ve used here. (from 2012)


Activity of Day 2 was : decorating the tree ! Obviously using decorations that they made during Advent Calendars past !!


I may not be blogging everyday but I’ll catch up every other day or more. That’s what I usually do.

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Happy December everyone !

With love,