Unfinished Nutcracker Advent Calendar + Books

Advent is about slowing down, spending time together, and focusing on the love and anticipation of Christmas. So this year, I teamed up with Oriental Trading Company to make a simple advent calendar out of unfinished wooden nutcrackers.

It is a simple project which only requires a little bit of paint, some ornament hooks, and two boxes of nutcrackers. One night while watching The Santa Clause as a family, I painted the numbers 1-24 on the chest of each nutcracker. Then, I set all 24 in a basket full of Christmas books, so that each day we can sit down together and indulge in a story, nuzzled by the cozy fire.

Slowing down opens up so many possibilities to savor and enjoy the excitement of the season.

Although this post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company, all ideas and opinions are my own. 

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