Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. Once again, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!
I got an e-mail from my mentor, the Flylady, yesterday morning, reminding me to check my Christmas lists twice ;) and finish off those jobs that I've been procrastinating over. So today I got the last of the Christmas cards written, stamps on and they're ready to pop in the postbox.
I always send one of the PostDanmark (the Danish postal service) special Christmas cards to my family and friends in Scotland. Not cheap (at around DKR 39.95, UK£4.25, USD 6.50 ) but always a talking point. And, more often than not, a building exercise!
They come in a cellophane packet. Exhibit A.
And when you open the packet, it all comes spilling out. Exhibit B.
And they always require (some fiddly) assembly by the recipient. This year's one, as I hope you can see, contains an envelope, a 3-D Christmas tree, a 'tree mat' (this is the 'card' where you can write a seasonal greeting or perhaps a "good luck with building!") and eight (count 'em) small boxes which will be the 'gifts' under the tree. Cute or kitsch, you decide! :-P
Just remember to post your cards in good time (last posting dates are here). Especially if, like me, the price of Danish stamps makes you reach for the smelling salts and you therefore send everything B-post (second class).
Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!