Being snowed in with an ill toddler and several Christmas magazines left me desperate to put the tree up. I held out until 30th November and finally FINALLY gave in.
I made a compromise this year due to a tight budget- new christmas lights for the windows in exchange for reusing our old pre-lit fake tree. So, no real tree in a pot but I still managed to pull off a Scandi theme.
The nativity made an appearance too- I'm yet to find anything to top this set. £1.50 traidcraft by Oxfam about 5 years ago. Bargain!
Finally, the advent calendar. This year we are mostly using Eric Carle's 'Dream Snow'. Every day there is a new decoration under the number to hang on the pop-up tree.
It fits in perfectly!
I still have the stairs and windows to do, and tomorrow will be spent making doily angels while trying to sneak liquid antibiotics into Small Roar.
Now, to find out who has hidden my Elf DVD and why!