I really loved the idea of Childrens/Christmas books advent, like this one or this one. But this is something that takes time to collect and prepare, plus..it is not cheap to buy 20 something books.
So I was clueless...
And then I was saved by MARA factory.
was founded by Mariann Máray and Blanka Radnóti, picture book illustrators.They make authentic reused and redesigned children's furniture, picture books, color books, posters, paintings, wall-stickers, toys and all-inclusive design plans for children's rooms with accessories.They also offer versatile children's programs.
In light of that they created a super cute Advent calendar online, with a surprise download for each day of Advent.
Why I love this, because it actually gives me something to do with my son, and this is the gift he needs the most these days, what with me working like a maniac in the last couple of months, and with a little brother on the way, who will change a lot here in the hose, whether we want it or not.
So I did this:
I printed it out and stuck it behind the glass of his closet door. The pretty print above the calendar is already a Day 1.
Day 2 was a coloring page. Unfortunately for the cat in the picture, P. is much more interested in cutting than in colouring these days. So here is what we managed to produce:
I am planning to make a folder for him to keep, but let's see what those other numbers will bring us!
Thank you, Mara factory!