24-days of December

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In Sweden a lot of families put together an Advent Calender for their kids in December. The big countdown with 24 wrapped gifts attached to a (usually) hand crafted piece to hang on your wall.

I have been thinking about this idea for a long time: instead of making a traditional calender that is fixed to one place I wanted to make 24 individual pictures of the numbers between 1 and 24, that way you could hide the gifts in different places in your house at night. Your kids could then start off every morning looking for a new number. For example number 5 on the fridge revealing an extra great breakfast or number 13 on a rug reveling a new set of coloring books and markers.                                                                                                                                                                                               I think you understand what I mean.

But then I thought “even better would be to send the numbers all over the world and make it into a blog-tour. ”

So that is what I did. I have invited 24-blog-friends for this tour. With a new guest blogger everyday, their post will be like a gift to you readers.

What their post will be is up to them. I think it will be a mix of family tradition, DIY and Christmas fun stuff.  But I will have to wait and see just like the rest of you.
I will start with number one later today.

“God Jul” as we say here in Sweden.

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12 Responses to 24-days of December

  1. nath December 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    God Jul Jenny! hee hee! Iris loves that photograph of Viola. Can’t wait to see more advent goodness.

  2. Lotta December 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Vilken toppenidé! Jag vaknade i morse och tänkte – Äntligen börjar adventskalendern! Då menar jag inte den på tv, utan din såklart! Ser fram emot att se vad de olika bloggarna har att bjuda på! God jul på er!

  3. Sofia December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Vilken bra idé. Kul att vi vuxna får en kalender i vår smak.

  4. Katarina December 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Jag har också väntat idag. Äntligen, jag misstänker att det kommer bli över förväntan. Vilken bra idé.

  5. Jenny at Dos December 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Hej! vad skoj att ni längtat. Jag sitter och väntar på en liten text från Jens som jag ska lägga upp som på min lucka. Kommer inom kort. Tills dess tycker jag att Katarina och Sofia ska gå till http://www.gravatar.com och göra en lite profilbild till sig själva.

    /Jen

  6. SaRaH December 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    great great idea! love it
    God Jul to you!

  7. Lotten December 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Vilken kul idé! Skall bli urspännande att få läsa alla inlägg….

  8. Katarina December 1, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    Okej, måste ta en smickrande bild först

  9. IngenFara December 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    Detta gillar jag. Kul!

  10. Brit December 3, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    Great idea! I like the first two so far! :)

  11. li December 4, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    vilken fin fin idé med pärlplattan, like it alot!

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