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Apparently, from his point of view at least, it's not gonna happen, nor should it or could it.
So, being the helpful, compromising and think-outside-the-box kinda person I am, I suggested we get an Advent Calendar instead - only instead of counting down the days to Christmas, ours would (obviously) count down the days to Hanukkah instead.
However, he - not being as helpful, compromising, and outside-the-box thinking as moi - got all caught-up on the word Advent - which apparently accordingly to Wikipedia is laden with all sorts of Christian and Christmas connotations. Honestly, who knew?
So where does this leave us? I finally came up with a solution that works for the whole Random Handprints household. I'm going to hide the kids Hanukkah gifts in a board which sorta resembles the one from Punch A Bunch on the The Price Is Right, with a gift revealed for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.
I got the idea from You Are My Fave's Punchboard Advent, which you can check out here.
And next time? I'm going to refer to not as a Hanukkah Advent but as a Countdown Calendar to Hanukkah, because a quick visit to Pinterest reveals that is definitely a thing now - Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Vacations - you can countdown to anything.
I wrote about10 Amazing Advent Calendars for BaristaKids.com. You can check them all out here.
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