Saturday, December 1, 2012

the main event advent

This year Boo's main Christmas gift will not be under the tree December 25.  There will be no big surprises, packages, or bows.  Her gift: an out of state gymnastics meet entrance fee, gas, food, & hotel.  Her gymnastic's team has an out of state meet in January $$$.  Last year we decided it would simply be too much of a financial strain to go but this year her whole team is going so we started saving.  Knowing it meant there will not be a gift under the tree for her (the trip far exceeding our holiday budge for the whole family & then some!).
I am a firm believer in simple holidays, home made gifts, second hand treasures, full of activities, charity, and small wonders.  I wanted to make sure those elements did not get lost along the way. Between some mad sewing and the dollar store I put together an Advent Calendar of 24 little surprises.  Monsters, gum, pop rocks, activity days, dollar store magic kits....the stuff Boo loves.  End cost $8.00.
Boo taking a long peek in the bag and giggling, "I can't wait until December 1st!"
100% life is what you make of it.

1 comment:

  1. Going to the gymnastics meet is a gift that she will treasure.Good luck to her and her team <3