Meet my Advent Calendar. This was a bargain buy from Tesco about two years ago; someone had broken the cellophane wrapper and stolen some of the chocolates so it was sold off very cheaply - I can't remember the actual price but I think it was less than £1.
In each drawer there is a wrapped sweet or a chocolate, and a slip of paper telling me what the activity or gift is for the day. All the activities have a Christmas theme but the gifts are little treats for myself that I wouldn't normally buy.
It's not a complete surprise on some days as I've had to buy tickets for some of the activities and I obviously know which dates those are happening, but the slips of paper are folded so I don't know when the majority of it will be picked. Last year I included the band commitments but I left them out this year, so on some days I'll have more than one Christmassy thing to fit in.
Today I opened drawer 4 to find a known activity - I'm off to Longleat for their Festival of Light. Even though Longleat is very close to home, I'm going on a coach trip; we'll have a trip around the safari park, a ticket to see the house which has been decorated for Christmas, and we'll get to see the Festival of Light display, all for the bargain price of £29. I'll be taking my camera as I'm hoping to get some photos for the Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt.
Linking with Julie @ Julie's Scrapbook.