We all know the chocolate advent calendar reigns king and we have three this year but for the first time we are also trying something new, and activity advent. You could do this with a fabric sheet with pockets or even just lots of envelops pegged on some string. I have have included a mix of activities like baking cookies to take round to a neighbour, making paper stars, rolling beeswax candles for the advent wreath plus some cocktail ideas for the adults in the house.
December is also the time for the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. We are planning on celebrating this by taking a evening walk in the dark and seeing all the beautiful lights around the village.
Finally with us all spending more time at home this year I am looking forward to having a few Christmas movie nights in, complete with popcorn, mince pies and mulled wine.