Some crafty folk, more dedicated than myself, have been planning for months, stitching up Christmas delights and planning festive decorations. It’s taken me a little by surprise this year, but I’m sticking to my excuses of new job and long commute. This year, I’ve got as far as considering Christmas cracker kits in Oxfam, and buying various balls of wool, but as I stare down the last week of November, all this Christmas craftiness feels a little ambitious.
The things I love about Christmas are the simple gestures, baking with spices, and bringing in forest greens on dark days, for decking the halls (or mantelpiece if you live in a tiny terrace like me). So Anna‘s #shareadvent ideas feel just the right side of doable, and full of all the best things about the build up to Christmas (especially Elf.) Roll on December 1st!
That might be what I need to get me in the mood … I’m feeling very bah humbug so far this year.
Have fun with your advent preparations :)
I love your hand-rendered list! I’m also totally unprepared for the Christmas season, but am content to take it slow this year. #shareadvent has been really helpful.