A few years ago, I met a lovely lady called Tara. It soon became apparent that she is ever so slightly obsessed with Christmas. She loves it, and spends a good few months making sure everything is perfect, particularly for other people.
She suggested we do an advent swap. Intrigued, I agreed, and every year we swap a box with a present to open every day during Advent. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting this makes the lead up to Christmas. Tara has an amazing ability to select the perfect gift each time. I do my best to make hers special, but each time I end up slightly overwhelmed by her generosity and spot-on presents.
This is my advent calendar this year:
There’s a couple of additional ones to open at an appropriate time:
And for Christmas Day there is this treasure:
Today, I opened Number One and received a Thorntons chocolate advent calendar, an advent candle and 24 numbered mini candles. Perfect!
Do you see why I think I’ve probably got the best advent calendar in the world? And it doesn’t stop there. Tara presents us with two other special boxes at Christmas, which I will reveal in a later post.
I’ve been asked before, and no… I’m afraid you can’t adopt Tara as your friend…