It’s that time of year! The decorations come out in full force, radio stations play Christmas music until the new year. It can be so exciting for our little ones. Ever since our son was born, we’ve made it special for him in so many ways. I remember feeling so over whelmed the first few months of his life that Christmas came so fast! I didn’t have decorations up or gifts for our son. Luckily, my husband took care of all of it. We got our tree and one evening my husband arrived with a bag full of gifts for our 4 month old baby! It was the most adorable thing ever. I remember he bought him books. That is where our son’s love for books began!
Through the years, we’ve carried on our traditions of giving books, visiting Santa at Macy’s Herald Square, going to Rockefeller Center and seeing the tree and light show, viewing all the windows on 5th ave, going to the ice skating rink at Central Park. The list goes on and on! So many fun things to do during the holidays when you live in New York City.
We now have a new life on the west coast, where the weather is warm during the holidays. We are now creating some new traditions. We decided to start with a wooden advent calendar. Our son loves his grandmother’s wooden calendar so we decided to invest in one of our own.
We decided to mix up the advent calendar with family activities and special sweet treats. We wrote down activities such as a bike ride, playing in the park, visiting Barnes and Noble. Family time is so important and sometimes we get very busy that we forget to step out of our daily routines and do something fun. So we changed it up and wrote on tiny scrolls, curled it up and put an idea in each drawer. He gets to open his first drawer in 24 hrs. What a treat!