How do two kids from the snowy midwest make it feel like Christmas during a hot and humid Paraguayan summer?
1. Bake cookies
We pushed through the added heat of the oven, because in the end we had delightful monster cookies that taste just like Christmas at home. We made a few extra to share and even with a strange and confusing name like “monster,” they have been a huge hit so far!
2. Make an advent calendar
A spin-off of last year’s advent calendar, this year we’re each using our daily card (pretty remnants of the colorful envelopes your cards have arrived in!) and writing out something specific for which we’re grateful. Come Christmas day, we’ll share all and let the joy abound.
3. Add some glitter and glam
We amped our regular card wall up with some jolly Christmas cheer by adding a few poofs of gold sparkle that we saved from last Christmas’ gift basket from our neighborhood cooperative. Waste not, want not, so they say.
What are you doing to invite Christmas cheer into your household this year?
Psst…if you’re interested in spreading some holiday cheer to girls in Paraguay, consider donating $10 to the camp I’m helping to plan. More details here!