For Advent this year my partner came up with an idea of using pieces of paper in a jar to count down the days until Christmas. On each paper, we wrote down things small and big that we want to do with each other each night. It’s been a fun, sweet way to spend time together and I look forward to it every night! We wrote down things such as “share a favorite memory together”, “share a favorite holiday tradition”, “watch a holiday movie”, as well as service gifts like massages or cook dinner twice together this week. It’s really open-ended and could be anything you want!

Growing up my mom always had an advent calendar that had pieces of chocolate or candy in it. It was a fun way to pass the excruciatingly long time until Christmas and adds a little Christmas spirit in the day. How do you mark the advent?