I'm pretty sure the best part of the holidays is the anticipation. Baking cookies, putting up lights and decorations, choosing a tree, and opening a door of your advent calendar each day of December as you wait for Christmas to arrive. Many of us have memories of opening up one paper door per-day to find a treasure. Maybe you were one of the kiddos who had an advent calendar with chocolate behind each door, or who got to fish a small present from a pocket on a wall hanging. (If you did, kid me was a bit jealous of kid you. Though I did love my paper calendar with surprise pictures.)
But, let's be serious, grown-ups deserve advent calendars too, right?
Conveniently... Advent has 25 days. A bottle has 25 ounces of spirit.
Coincidence? I think not!
So, we made a sticker - complete with hand-painted rosemaling by yours truly (Emily) - that you can affix to your bottle and TURN IT INTO AN ADVENT CALENDAR!!!!!! One little nip of spirit a day will keep you in the holiday spirit, wouldn't you say?! I like the idea of having a sip of aquavit after dinner each day until Christmas as a brief moment of meditation and calm in the midst of the bustle of a busy season.
We have them cutely printed up and ready for you to grab in our cocktail room at the distillery. We also dropped a handful off at Mt. Royal Bottle Shoppe and Lake Aire, if those places are easier for you to get to. They're totally free - no purchase necessary (though honestly, what's the fun of an advent bottle sticker without a bottle to put it on ;) ). We just want to spread cheer and holiday anticipation.
If you can't make it to one of these spots, no worries!
You can join in on the fun too! All you need is a printer, a pair of scissors, and a bit of tape.