These days there's only one item on my To Do list immediately after Thanksgiving: to get the advent calendar up. Beyond that, I'll do anything to avoid Black Friday, and I figure we've got all month to do all our additional decorating and shopping. I'm in no hurry.
So Tsia and I hung up the mittens, and just when I was wondering what to put inside each one, Tsia asked for her leftover Halloween candy. (I was fairly certain she had forgotten it...?) She managed to find something in the stash for each mitten, which even saves me the that part of the task. Oh to be four, when a single leftover Pez candy for each day on the calendar makes you perfectly happy!
The pattern for these mitten ornaments is available for free download over at Oliver + S. Last year I made one mitten every day, so Tsia received a mitten each morning when she woke up, with a small gift inside. But they also make great ornaments, little gifts or decorations on gifts, so have fun with them!