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EBDTeacher Thu 27-Sep-12 21:33:58

I think I missed the boat last year.

I want a lovely one with boxes that I can fill myself which could possibly become an heirloom.

Is it unresonable to think about Christmas?

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Thu 27-Sep-12 21:39:06

Oooh no! YANBU! I'm on....I make mine but have been tempted by the wooden ones!

Last year I did a small tree with a tiny wrapped gift for each day...numbered so they knew which to open.

Mrsjay Thu 27-Sep-12 21:39:43

>>>> go into the corner and come bag early november grin

Mrsjay Thu 27-Sep-12 21:40:08


BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Thu 27-Sep-12 21:40:29

traditional But for over a thousand dollars....maybe a bit extravagant!

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Thu 27-Sep-12 21:41:42

cute but too pink

smalltown Thu 27-Sep-12 21:41:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bellabelly Thu 27-Sep-12 21:44:58

Why don't you wait until January and buy a lovely wooden one for half the price then spend the year searching for lovely things to put in it? [tightfisted, moi?]

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Thu 27-Sep-12 21:45:23


bellabelly Thu 27-Sep-12 21:45:33

Ah, smalltown - great minds...

ivykaty44 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:45:55

They had the decorations in John Lewis when I walked through today- so that might be a starting point

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Thu 27-Sep-12 21:49:38

YANBU! Advent calendars like that are lovely. We have one that comes out every year and I love it.

EBDTeacher Thu 27-Sep-12 21:51:23

I like that last one WoolyTIghts.

I'd like DS to have a nice one in time for this Christmas as this is the first year he will understand/ maybe remember.

I'm kind of lusting after this. There is the option to buy the refill bag every year in case I get lazy!!

gordyslovesheep Thu 27-Sep-12 21:59:07

I got mine from John Lewis last year - nothing housey or castley ! but very nice

I want the Playmobile ones but with 3 kids it would cost too much

EBDTeacher Thu 27-Sep-12 22:04:07

I would like a train one as DS is obsessed but don't have much space/ surface for it to go on.

Just a straight forward box one with pretty not too girly decoration would be good.

THEMardy Thu 27-Sep-12 22:06:55

Bugger off to the Christmas topic wink

THEMardy Thu 27-Sep-12 22:07:49

Lots of us don't do Christmas before December. Although that makes it tricky for advent calendars.

THEMardy Thu 27-Sep-12 22:16:31

Sorry I realise my post of 22.06 might be seen as being a little aggressive. Was meant in a playful winky way.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Thu 27-Sep-12 22:19:35

I buy them on the 2nd December when they're half price!

EBDTeacher Thu 27-Sep-12 22:22:41

I actually hate Christmas.

But I love little boxes so advent caledars are a totally different deal. wink

bellabelly Thu 27-Sep-12 22:26:44

Gordy, I bought a playmobil one last year and just made my 2 boys open alternate days. Worked really well. Will be trickier this year when their 2-year old sisters are possibly going to be old enough to want to join in... I am just going to re-use the one from last year, reckon I can get a good 10 years worth out of it grin

fuzzpig Thu 27-Sep-12 22:31:07

I've been meaning to do this since before my 5yo was born for a while now. Where is a good place to look in the January sales? We don't really have the money (or time or energy) to do it this Xmas for various reasons.

Quite tempted by the playmobil ones for this year especially as they are getting a playmobil castle at Xmas.

bellabelly Thu 27-Sep-12 22:40:43

This thread has forced me to look at the Kathe Wohlfarht website here which is brilliant for all things Christmassy. Now wishing I could justify spending, ooh, a squillion pounds on tree decorations...

Serendipity30 Thu 27-Sep-12 22:43:04

You just said you 'hate' Christmas so why do you celebrate it? pathetic

DadDancer Thu 27-Sep-12 23:02:07

I see the new Lego advent calendars are out now . There's the usual city and Star Wars ones plus a new 'friends' one for this year. They are seriously amazing. I will no doubt be buying one for myself daughter again this year!

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