As some of you may know, I established a bit of a Christmas tradition for myself a few years ago.
As a gift to each of my children in honor of their first Christmases, I put together a series of emails with photos that chronicled the twelve days of Christmas preparations in the Small World.
Sometimes they matched the theme from the song, other days I was just desperate for a holiday occasion and put in whatever photo I could manage. Each time, I felt a bit sheepish sending out the photos. I mean, it's one thing to send out photos every couple of months, but bombarding people on a daily basis with a photo of your child? It could be a little off putting. I consoled myself with the idea that the email title alerted potential readers of the content, and they could delete as they wished.
I later turned the series into a little photo album for each of them, and I'm glad to have them as memories of those "first" Christmases.
So, now that I have a true place to record the memories of my children, and I won't have to go the intrusive email route, I'm going to attempt the project here at Small World this year. (Yes, Small World existed last year for N's first Christmas -- I'm not sure why I didn't do it here)
I've never actually posted every day for a week straight, much less than TWELVE days, and I'm already a little overwhelmed by the Christmas preparations this year. Seriously, are there some days missing from the month or something, because is it seriously already less than two weeks away??!! I'm a little worried we don't have enough planned Christmas-type events to cover the days, which could explain why I got a little panicky when we didn't even leave the house today: A SATURDAY in DECEMBER! We should be cramming in the joy!!
However, I'm looking forward to sharing some of the priceless moments that only the discovery of Christmas through a child's eyes can bring. I'm optimistic that, starting tomorrow, you'll be witnessing photographic evidence of the advent season right here.
Enjoy the season!