This is on top of our book case in our bedroom. That Nutcracker was given to me (along with an autographed storybook) when I danced in the Nutcracker with the Moscow Ballet Theatre. (It's been about 9 or 10 years ago now, but I still cherish it!)
I pinned a bunch of handmade envelopes and put cute quotes, love coupons, and dates in them for Dj.
He opens one everyday like an advent calendar!
He loved the ideas when I surprised him with it after he got off work one night.
I got the idea from another blog and you can find it here ---> Dating Divas Advent Calendar
I don't think she likes it too much either.
This has always been my favorite thing.
It is in the hallway leading to the front door and makes a lovely welcome to any guests.
I've also took some pictures of my favorite ornaments on the tree.