December 09, 2010
Rudolf the all-over red reindeer, infact nicknamed affectionately by us as Comrade, is my contribution to SilverPebble's monthly 'Splash of Colour' to cheer us up during the cold depths of winter. Do pop over and see the wonderful flickr collection of photos (group activity, splash of colour winter 10/11) if you need a blast of colour and creativity.
Anyway Comrade, he is our Advent main man, the children take turns opening the numbered drawers on the 24 days of Advent, and a little sweetie awaits them in each one. Dental nightmare, but they LOVE it, even the 16 year old joins in! I rather miss the glittery nativity/Santa calendars of my childhood, with a picture behind each door, but the kids just want Comrade! Did you have Advent Calendars as children, did you love them as much as me??