Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tuesday, December 1
{335/365} Being a Jewish girl, I knew little about Christmas customs while growing up. Each year I would see "Christmasy" cardboard boxes in the stores, not realizing they counted down (with chocolate), the days leading up to Christmas Day. A few years ago I found a more complex advent box in a catalogue and I just couldn't resist buying it. It looked like fun so I thought It was time to start that well known tradition in our home. Each day is assigned a drawer and in each drawer is a small ornament that is hung on a mini Christmas tree (which you store inside the box). Much to Emily's delight, the boxes are large enough to hold a piece of candy or small gift to be revealed along with the ornament each night. Tonight it all begins and although the ornaments are random, we do start decorating our mini tree with red beads each year. Em proudly hangs the beads knowing that this is the start of the most exciting and magical month of the year. :)

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