Category: Christmas

The Advent calendar – Part Two

A few days ago I showed you some pretty cool DIY Advent Calendars in this post. Today, I want to show you a few more. While picking out which ones to show you here on Espresso Moments, I regretted not sticking to my original plan and buy a little something for each day before Christmas Eve. But done is done, and I’ll never talk my husband into doing it anyway. But next year, I’ll have a lot of inspiration to pick from.

I hope you’ve picked one to make for your kids – if so please share it with me – either in a comment or on Instagram (I’m @espressomoments there). I would love to see what you’ve done this year.

Have a lovely day <3

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Newspaper Advent Calendar | White Advent Calendar via Jennifer Hagler | White Advent Calendar tree via Elisabeth Heier/Pinterest | Advent Calendar via Ikea Livet Hemma | Toilet paper roll calendar | Advent Calendar via Pinterest

The Advent calendar – Part One

I’m the kind of person, who likes to be on top of things. Therefore, I like to get an early start when it comes to planning the advent calendar for the kids each year.

This year we decided that they wouldn’t get a gift every day of December. Instead we wanted to give them a bigger gift each Sunday. I’ll do another post where I show you what I’ve bought for each of my kids.

In this post, I want to show you some of my favourite and most creative advent calendars that I’ve seen online. Hopefully, you’ll get inspired to make one of these?

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Advent calendar via Tonje Boganes | Advent calendar via Weekday Carnival | Advent calender via Traveling Mama

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Advent Calendar via Style-files | mini tree advent calendar via Oh Happy Day | Advent calendar via Coffee Stained Cashmere

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Black & White tree Advent calendar | Advent Calendar via Cherry Blossom – Find templates here, here and here | DIY Advent Calendar by My Dubio

On my radar – A Christmas candy edition

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Right now I’m going a bit Christmas crazy. I cannot decide wether or not to buy a chocolate calendar for myself. I’ve been looking at a few different kinds of Christmas candy. I really think the Christmas Decorations from Johan Bülow are genius. The fact that the Bronce one is salty caramel choc coated liquorice, well all I can say is that I have to have one of these.

Christmas Decorations by Johan Bülow | Summerbird Christmas Collection | Summerbird pakkekalender (Advent Calendar) | Very Big Bronze – Salty Caramel Choc Coated Liquorice by Johan Bülow | Christmas Calendar Limited Edition by Simply Chocolate

Merry Christmas

I’ve got one day left at work  before I can sit back and enjoy the season. I’m sure the news could live one day without me… but this year I’m not that lucky 😉

But I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas before engaging in some serious family time.

Merry Christmas

Gift wrapping

Oh my god, it’s almost Christmas Eve. Three more days of work and then I’ll be off to a nice Christmas holiday. I hope you’ve bought most of your presents by now, and that gift wrapping is your next move. I’ve collected a few beautiful examples. Have a lovely Thursday and if you’ve got the time listen to Tina Dickow’s beautiful version of Driving Home for Christmas.

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Photos: Panduro Hobby, Pinterest, Instagram (via Pinterest)