Instead of a Advent Calendar with mini-presents that cost an arm and a leg and are rarely used again after New Years I decided to use my small collection of gnomes and put one out each night.
We had a left over clay tray that I filled with moss and some candle holders and pretty glittery stars and I set one gnome out every night after the girls are in bed.
I tried to arrange them standing up, but they always end up like this, snuggled together in a big gnome heap after Sofia’s been checking in on them.
I’m sure Isabel knows I’m putting them there but Sofia’s not so sure.
My main problem now is that I only have 15 gnomes and we have 24 days to fill so I have to look for a pack of gnomes today at the grocery store.
Maybe a big one for Christmas Eve.
If all else fails I’ll get them some mini figurines from Lego or Littlest Pet Shop.
It was a spur of the moment decision on Nov 30th that made me put it together, and the girls are enjoying it so maybe it’ll be a recurring thing.