Last night I finally finished Toras Christmas calendar. This is a tradition I had as a child and everyday before school I got one little gift from my Christmas calendar. I know here you have the Icelandic Jólasveinar and the shoe in the window tradition and this one is very similar to that, one little gift a day but for the whole of December. Now this will sound crazy but we couldn’t decide on what tradition to have for Tora so we have both.. yes I know it is way too much for a little 2 year old but to ease your worries over how much we spoil our kid she only gets very small things and sometimes just a gingerbread cookie or crayons and paper. It’s nothing of much value, just small stuff to keep the traditions from both sides. I’m just hoping she doesn’t wake up to a potato in her shoe some day.
Gunnar and the Jólasveinar take care of the shoe and I take care of the Christmas calendar. Gunnar also takes care of eating the skyr, meat and whatnot that we leave for santa by the shoe ;)
I love the brown paper and the “traditional” look of gifts.
Our Christmas calendar is from Bloomingville, available HERE.
The “stamp” is from TGR.
Bylgja1. December 2015
Where did you get the stamp?
Linnea1. December 2015
It is from TGR :)
Saga3. December 2015
Is that short for Tiger? :)
Linnea5. December 2015
Elísabet Gunnars2. December 2015
Självklart vill man har tradition från båda föräldrarna – det förstår man :)
Sara Björt15. December 2015
Good idea! :)