Advent Calendar: Days 1 to 13
“Why is there an end of the year? Because the calendar imposes numerical order on time. There is a natural fitness in the celebration of the New Year, a holiday of numbers imposed on things, with lists, as well as with Advent calendars and songs like ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.'” ~ Elif Batuman
About Dang Time!
Guys, I FINALLY did it! I FINALLY got an Advent Calendar, after years of talking about it. I am so frickin excited that I feel like I am six years old again waiting for Santa. Except now I am a grown adult. For years, I have watched friends like the amazing and beautiful Dannii post about Advent Calendars and I just could not get my act together.
Growing up, and being raised Catholic, we use to spend all of December doing Advent-esque things, from having our own candle wreathes where we would light a new candle every week up until Christmas or own version of Advent Calendars, it isn’t something I am not familiar with. I just kinda “Let it Go” as Elsa says as an adult.
No more! This is the year I did not one but TWO Advent Calendars. I looked high and low all the way back in October, because these things sell out so quickly. It seems they have a calendar for everyone, but I decided on two beauty ones.
Sephora’s Beauty Advent Calendar
The first one is from Sephora and is for the full 24 days. I honestly wasn’t sure WHAT to expect. Part of my hesitation about doing these is that, I am super selective about the products I use, and didn’t want any to go to waste, but I decided to take a chance and I am happy I did.
I have gotten, eye-make-up remover wipes, a lipstick, a nose mask, eye and lip liners, a highlighter, as well as several bath fizzes. Their have been a couple duds, like a penguin pen, and a hair elastic, but over all I have been super happy with my little piece of joy each day.
Ulta’s 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar
The second one is from Ulta and is a twelve day one which starts…TODAY! This more then the Sephora Calendar was a risk, because I do not shop at Ulta. (I know sacrilege) I settled on the bath one, because I don’t think you can ever go wrong with bath products. I am excited to see what is in the calendar, and who knows maybe Ulta will get a new customer.
The Next 12 Days
As I write that I can not believe there are only 12 days left until Christmas! Time is flying by. I am definitely happy I jumped on the Advent Calendar bandwagon. (Which side note: Calendar is such a weird word to spell!) I have even gotten my niece and nephews involved helping me to open the little windows. Like I wrote I feel like a little kid doing these but that is the magic of Christmas, it keeps us forever young.
Do you do an Advent Calendar? What is your favorite one to do?
My Other Blogmas Posts:
The Nautical Gift Guide
What DO I Wear?!?! The Holiday Graphic Tee
Trimming The Tree
Favorite Christmas Movies
Wanderlusting: Santa’s Village
What DO I Wear?!?! Christmas Glam
Christmas in Charleston
Kate’s Christmas Playlist
What DO I Wear?!?! Ugly Christmas Sweater