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Advent & Cultural Differences

In many countries people have used Advent Calendars for many years. Where I come from in Denmark, those are mostly used for kids or small kids. It is usually very expensive to buy so many gifts for each kid or adult through the month before the Christmas. At least if you wish to give them more than only a pencil etc.

For some years another kind of Advent Calender has become more common. Instead of buying a lot of small gifts, as often break down or so in short time, people started to give an Advent Calendar for the 4 last Sundays before the Christmas, both for older kids and adults. These have been very popular, because the gifts are larger than usual and much more usable.

I have been thinking a lot about creating some Advent Calendars with jewelry, but I think this will be much too expensive for many families to buy. This is why I have decided to create Advent Calendars with 4 gifts (Jewelry) for several kind of values. Here I will select 4 different kind of jewelry for the 4 Sunday in this packets and for different kind of economy.

My idea for those Calendars will be 4 different kind of Jewelry for respectively:

25 Euro – about 26,80 USD – about 17,65 GBP

50 Euro – about 53,61 USD – about 35,29 GBP

75 Euro – about 80,41 USD – about 52,94 GBP

100 Euro – about 107,22 USD – about 70,59 GBP

+ postage, where I will calculate exactly price for each packet, so no one will pay more than it costs. I post your gifts, as soon as I can see your payment and I always send for you to sign, which give both of us security and usually you will recieve the gifts much more fast.

All payments go through Paypal, where you don’t need to be a member, just to use your credit card, which give security for both buyer and seller.

This gifts will be wrapped in gift paper with the numbers 1, 2 ,3 & 4 for the 4 Sundays and the last gift will be a little larger than the others.

What do you think about this idea? Please tell me, thank you 😉

If you are interested in buying one of the packets, please tell me and we will write by email to keep the privacy for the gifts.

If you have any special wishes, I would love to hear about these and I promis to do my best.


Guestblogger: The lady with an eye for shiny things

Dear Readers and Followers,

today the blog entry is written by a guestblogger – Irene’s daughter 🙂

Creativity kind of runs in our family. We are from a line of women creating all sorts of fun projects. Irene is making jewelry, clothes, she knits some amazing scarfs (thanks, mama) – and she makes rolls so good that a daughter would go to Spain to get one. Meanwhile Granma is the queen of knitting, and no one could make as beautiful dresses out of pearls (!) for small mannequin dolls as Great Granma could. Me? Well, I am not mastering any of my creative talents yet, but I guess that it’s because I seek too many adventures at one time.

A little about me: I left to live in South Germany, where you find the most romantic towns and old, beautiful buildings. In other words I’m surrounding myself by architecture looking like this:


And this:


The German Christmas markets are famous all over the world for their wonderful atmosphere – and for their Glühwein (sweet, spicy, warm red wine). The season for these markets will start in just a couple of days, and then I’ll go there myself to pick up new inspiration.

Just like my mom, I also spend a lot of time on various hobbies. One day I might decide to start learning about how to make Japanese origami, and the next day I decide to sew a monster for a friend’s baby. And the day after I find out that there’s an amazing cake called Red Velvet Cheesecake that I have to try making (any excuse for baking is always welcome). Lately I am reading about how to brew beer. And guestblogging.

Irene on the other hand is putting a lot of time and effort into creating her beautiful jewelry. And she’s pretty good at it. She’s spending a long time on thinking about projects, letting the right ideas come to her. It can take a lot patience to make this. She has made it to more than a 100 followers already, which I find pretty impressive. Go mom!

It’s hard to pick favorites out of her collections, but as we all have our personal style, I also have my favorites. Like these cute, purple hoops: Image

Compliment them with the classic black dress, and a girl’s night out just started with lots of style! 😉

My mom loves gemstones – where I often choose the simplicity of the metal – and wear something like these sweet angels:


But we all have our preferences 😉

If you like these jewelry, and if you are in lack of good ideas what to give for Christmas, you should pay a visit to her store on Etsy:

Cyberhugs and best wishes to all of you – and wishes that you’re also living out your dreams, whatever they might be!

The daughter.

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