I am so excited! Today begins the 12 Days of Christmas here on Breakfast at Madison’s! I know the 12 Days of Christmas typically begin on December 25th, but I thought it would be fun to have a countdown and share a Christmas-themed post every day for 12 days. My amazing mom decided to do this with me, so be sure to follow along and see how my family is preparing for Christmas back home in Pennsylvania here! As for me, I plan on sharing a few recipes, some holiday beauty favorites, Christmas home decor, and of course how I am celebrating Christmas here in Denmark!
For my very first post, I thought it would be appropriate to share all of my Advent calendars with you! The first one isn’t actually an Advent calendar. It’s a 12 Days of Christmas candle collection by Yankee Candle! My mom gave this to me, and I LOVE it. She always burns Yankee Candles, especially during this time of year, so it is like having a little piece of home here with me. I am looking forward to trying out a new candle every day, and I thought it would be fun to share which candle I receive in each blog post. Today’s candle was Christmas Thyme. It’s a mixture of thyme, orange, and lemongrass. To me, it kind of smells like a Christmas tree. I’m not complaining! 🙂
Okay, now onto my actual Advent calendars. Nicolas’s family gifted this to me for my birthday, and it is one of the most thoughtful presents I have ever received! This is a calendar by Fredsted, an organic Danish tea company.
Behind each door are two bags of tea which I love because I can share with Nicolas (or save the extra bag for another time if I really love it. 😉 ) This is the PERFECT gift because I have gotten to try so many new flavors of tea, and it is something I look forward to every single day.
Today’s tea is Nighty Night! (Seriously, this brand makes the cutest tea.) It is blend of valerian, fennel, and peppermint. I can’t wait to have a cup after dinner tonight!
And last but not least are my candy calendars! This one from Hotel Chocolat is so adorable! Growing up, I always had a chocolate Advent calendar, and I like to carry on that tradition. Not to mention that Hotel Chocolat’s milk chocolate is truly amazing. 🙂 Nicolas’s mom also got us a Haribo calendar filled with all different types of gummy bears and other candies – so fun!
I’d love to hear if you have an Advent calendar in the comments below! Also, if you are participating in the 12 Days of Christmas or Blogmas, please let me know! 🙂 Check back tomorrow for another Christmas post. Happy Wednesday!