A Christmas Tradition that I think will reappear in our home this year is one from my childhood. I wasn't allowed out of bed on Christmas morning until Santa rang our doorbell. If you think about it, it's quite brilliant. Sometimes Santa wouldn't ring the doorbell until 9:30 or 10:00. I realized that the later starts coincided with the larger items that required "some assembly" and "batteries not included." Hmmmmm....
The sights of the season we saw today were all about Santa Claus. Baby Geek & I met with some friends in our playgroup at the local shopping center to visit with St. Nick. As always Baby Geek was a charmer smiling and giggeling with Santa. Afterwards we went to a nearby eatery and had a great lunch. Baby Geek was exhausted, he crashed out in the car and slept through my removing him from the carseat, changing a diaper, and putting him into his crib. It's hard work being so charming!
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The stamps are an assortment of Studio G from Michael's (the ones found in the $1 bin)
This to-do list might seem like we have lots and lots to do, but Christmas doesn't officially start until after Dr. Geek's birthday. After that is when we get the tree, put up the lights and hang the stockings.
I grew up with simple old school advent calendars. The cardstock ones with the little windows that you searched for the next number to open each morning. I've started to look for a more permanent, perpetual style that we can use with baby Geek. I have a few years to go before he can appreciate the daily countdown. I remembered the cut file from Lettering Delgiths that had a card with little window and knew it would be perfect for this page.