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Starting a Christmas tradition – Advent Calendar

Growing up my family’s Christmas countdown starts on the first Simbang Gabi. Santa Claus was not a biggie for us we had our very own gift giver which was our parents, godParents, Aunts and Uncles. The highlight for us would be the Noche Buena , opening of gifts when the clock strikes 12 midnight and finally getting our Christmas money from our GrandParents.


Having a family of my own, I want to have a tradition for Christmas specially for the kids. Something that they will remember when they have kids of their own.


Christmas 2010. We should really have one this year with Chloe.


My eldest V believes in Santa Claus, we didn’t really introduce him I guess he got it from his friends in school. When we put the Christmas tree up he has been bugging us when will Santa Claus visit.

He’s a big boy now, asking us to take a picture of him doing something silly or funny.


This year I showed Daddy C several ideas for Christmas and we both love the idea of having an Advent Calendar. Of course C let me decide what kind of calendar we’ll use as well as crafting them. I managed to create a stocking from colored papers and made us of old gift wrappers to design them.

After all the crafting Dad took charge in hanging them in a string and up on the wall, high up where V would require our help to reach one.
 We are on the 3rd day and he has been looking forward to getting the message which just brightens his morning.
What Christmas traditions did you have as a child?
Have you created a new one for your own family?
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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


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