Advent calendars have come a long way since I was a kid. I remember selling lift the flap calendars filled with generic chocolate candies for fundraisers at school. I also remember eating more than I ever sold and having to buy most of them myself.
Ah, those were the days.
We love the tradition of the advent calendar, but have never had an actual calendar. I just wrap 24 small gifts in the same paper and with a sharpie marker write the number on the outside. They go downstairs next to our little bitty 2nd tree. It is not worthy of any magazine that is for sure! Funny enough though, my kids don’t seem to care how pretty it is.
I’d like to make something more special this year though and I’m so inspired by the research I’ve done. Man alive there are some talented people in the world! (I’ll update you all with my creation after it’s done. Be prepared for a “nailed it” photo!)