Yay Advent Calendar Time!
But first… this is the beginning of the last month of a really fucked up year and the beginning of the last month of this blog. I will end it right here and in exactly this form on December 31st with a ‘Mission Accomplished’. However… I will not disappear off of the face of earth. In what way I will continue, I’ll let you know when it is time 🙂
For now, let’s celebrate December 1st and Advent Calendars. I love them in all the many forms they come to us: filled with sweets, filled with lottery scratching tickets, or filled by my BFF.
But lets start first with the scratching tickets. Yes, it’s a bit of a silly thing but it has also become a bit of a tradition. While you get scratching tickets year round, you only get these 50 cent each ticket ones around x-mas time. You can buy nice cardboard holders for them… mine looks like this:
You scratch open a ticket each day to see whether you’ve won. A winner ticket shows the same amount 3 times. If you see it 3 times, you’ve won that certain amount. Prizes are between 50 cent and 20,000 Euro. I hardly ever win more than maybe 2 Euro per ticket… 5 if I’m really lucky… but this is not about getting rich. This is just pure silly fun.
Today’s ticket was a loser though 😦
But the most fun are the calendars that S and I make for each other for many years now. Packaged they look like this (that’s mine for her, hers for me looks very similar) and the bags are filled with little fun things. Nothing really expensive. Little useful things, cosmetic utensils, x-mas deco, vouchers… sweets… tea… you name it. Basically we can be as creative with it as we want.
This year, S has come up with little “tasks” I have to finish and send in a photo or video of proof before I’m “allowed” to open my bag. On the first day I had to find the 6 differences of the two seemingly but not really identical cute cartoons on the right side. As soon as I had found all six, I was allowed to open my first little bag.
Also… do you remember the beautiful Advent wreath she had made for Granny’s 105th birthday? And that I had said “I want one, too!!” Well… I got one 🙂 She’s amazing like that!!!
And would you have told, that the fir is fake? See? If the fake ones look almost 100% like real ones, I’m fine with fake ones. But only then…