Today is December 1st... already! I remember getting advent calendars when I was a kid and got to thinking that because my son is being raised as a Pagan, there are a lot of traditions he is missing out on. He has also been bugging me lately about "doing something fun" with me, although the things I suggest get a half minute worth of time and then he's bored again.
A couple blogs that I follow had some advent calendar ideas and I snagged a couple to fill both needs. Instead of having a piece of candy for each day, we are doing an activity! Rather than open up a door, we are unfolding a paper chain. I'm hoping to save each piece and make ornaments for next year when it's all over. Hopefully this will be a tradition we can continue.
Today was Day One (although it's technically the third day. But it's a Solstice calendar anyway, who cares!) and my son can't wait to open another one tomorrow. Success! We made pomanders tonight. I haven't made one of these since I was a kid. Hopefully they dry out alright.