Friday, 3 January 2014

Homemade Advent Calendar

A VERY Happy New Year to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful festive period and feel thoroughly relaxed and raring to go for 2014. I am really excited about the coming year as I have a feeling it will be pretty special. We have a baby in the family due for one, so I cannot wait for that !! 

Anyway I am sorry I went quiet over Christmas, I also had my birthday, some time off work and moved house and it was all fabulous and I am now fully recharged ! 

So I hope you don't mind, but I thought I'd share a few of my Christmas makes with you ? Is that weird, or annoying ? If so, let me know ! You can start planning for next year ;) 

So firstly here is my family advent calendar. When I started this, we were staying at home as was my sister and her boyfriend so there was 6 of us - 24/6 is 4, so we each got 4 gifts ! 

You may have seen a sneak peak of this in the Iced Jems Christmas Magazine or on my Instagram account so have a look at the magazine for how to make it ! 

I absolutely LOVED making this and it was such a delight to see everyone so excited when it was their day to open !! 

Some of the items in the bags included: Christmas socks, scratch cards, mini whiskeys, pocket mirror, wooly hat, everyones favourite sweets /chocolate and some cool little games. The gifts were mainly from Primark so it was affordable :)

Did anyone do a personalised advent calendar this year ? I think they are just so much fun and really make the run up to Christmas even more exciting !! Do share yours with me on instagram

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas ! x