Wishing I still had 12 days left until Christmas. The reality is there is just ONE more day. I LOVE having small traditions that we do each year. It makes for such a magical time of year with little kids. Our Countdown advent calendar has been a favorite of the girls over the past few years. The girls take turns each day as to who turns over the little card. They get soo excited when it's their turn. I also found these cute little vintage Santa mugs . They're tiny and the girls have LOVED using them for everything from hot chocolate just to drinks of water during the day. I'm on the hunt for a vintage Santa cookie jar as well. I've seen lots of reproductions in stores but nothing that I've loved. And don't think we didn't hit the mall for our annual picture with Santa. I've done this every single year since Elle was born and have framed them. It's my very favorite thing to pull out of our Christmas boxes each year. I've even got one of me when I was a little girl. They're covered in little fingerprints because the girls constantly are taking them off and looking at them. I can't wait to add lots more as well. I once heard a man I admire say, "happy childhood memories = healthy adults." I think of that often. My hope is that we are creating happy memories for our girls as they grow up.