12 smells of Christmas

This was an idea for a postal gift for a family. It’s similar to an advent calendar but it’s for the twelve days – Christmas eve through to Epiphany or Old Christmas (6th Jan). I made a little booklet to go with it.

The instruction label reads:

Did you know there are 12 days of Christmas? Here is a smell for each of the days. Use the sharp stick to make some holes and see if you can guess each smell. On the 12th day open the envelope for the answers.

Each day has a smell in each of the containers (aluminium nightlight holders) such as cinnamon, pine, ginger, cloves, sage (from stuffing), smelly blue cheese (traditional in some households!) and frankincense. I hope it was fun!

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