We decided this year with Ted's birthday being in the same month as Christmas and him ending up with lots of toys that we would give something back to the world. A playing it forward type thing for all the kindness he gets from friends and family. This comes in the form of a reverse advent and this year it will be a toy one.
I have seen the food bank advent going around where you pop an item of food in each day and take it to a food bank on Christmas Eve. I thought it would be great to do the same with Ted's toys. So each day in the run up to Christmas Ted will be putting one of his old toys into a box and we will be taking them to Tesco where they have a toy collection going to be taken to less fortunate children.
We will have been talking a lot about children who don't have nice presents and family around at Christmas and he really understands how lucky he is.
It also helps that we will be making room for any presents he gets this year as it can be a bit overwhelming in December with all the presents.
Have you got any special advents going?