Elving. It's a term coined by Soule Mama, I believe, and it refers to the process of preparing holiday surprises and treats for friends and loved ones.
Seeking ways to help my kids get into the spirit of Christmas -- the giving part -- I've introduced them to the concept of Elving, and will be incorporating elving assignments into their advent calendar.
Today they received some little chocolates and a note suggesting that they sneak one into a a friend's backpack at school, an idea I am borrowing from my friend Cristina who was sharing all her creative elving ideas with me the other day.
As a follow up to yesterday, the paper chain supplies from Day One of the advent calendar are now housed on a tray in the center of our dining table, and the chain (only a couple of links long so far) is is sprouting from one of the hanging lights above the table.
Hope you are enjoying the anticipation of the holidays in your house.