Day 08 | ‘Tis the Season for hand knits. My sister is the expert and her pieces are beautiful. Samuel is the lucky recipient. Day 09 | (Left page) Each evening, he spends time with his beloved Hercules. Tonight, he decided that he’s an elf and that he and Hercules are returning to the North Pole to inform Santa of all that he has seen. Day 10 | (Right page above) Letter to Santa. He scribbled the note and told me what to write. Day 11 | Still in the works. Day 12 | 12 blessings on day 12. I was originally going to do 12 things about him/us right now but I loved Ali’s idea to do 12 blessings idea. Day 13 | The Spirit of Giving — part of his Advent Calendar activities for this year. Now that he’s a bit older and has a better understanding of giving, I decided to add some action advent cards for him to do for others. Tonight, we made stockings and surprised our neighbor. Day 14 | Santa Parade. We love parades around here — we usually have several a week in our own home. So when there’s a parade in town, we make sure to go. I used Ali’s 4×6 Layered Templates, Vol 2 for the photos below.