December starts with purple skies, cold mornings and long nights.
This year Advent Calendar is a bit of a cheat, I didn't have time to find 24 little things to wrap so I made up a story: each night a star brings a tiny present and a little elf will look after it until morning.
That gives me the time to find the things that I want to give to her and the fun to make up stories together about the elf adventures to protect the little presents from the mischievous ninja gerbils!
Each evening I wrap something small and put it near her bedside.
It doesn't have to be anything expensive: little wooden toys bought at the market, stamps for her collection, wooden dice, washi tape, a colour wheel to understand the chemistry of colour mixing, a pencil, a little notebook and so. The choice is endless...it's all about the magic of the stories.
*wooden ☆ from Noushine and sons
*elf from aarikka Finland