I'm obsessed with Advent Calendars. When I was young, our crafty neighbor made one of those felt advent calendars which was a tree, and it had all kinds of little felt ornaments which would be added one day at a time. With four kids in the house, we each got to take turns adding those ornaments. It seems like a simple thing, but it was so exciting as we got closer and closer to the big day.
This year Maddie has another LEGO City Advent Calendar. She's had these in the past and loved them, so I knew it would be fun for her. Each day you get a little model to put together -- perfect for my Lego obsessed child.
I have to admit that I want an advent calender for myself too, but I'm having some trouble deciding. I was thinking chocolate -- traditional and good for someone who reviews chocolate, right? But I'm having a difficult time finding a calendar with decent chocolate. That nasty "chocolate" stuff that comes in most calendars is inedible as far as I'm concerned.
I did see this Hachez Haus Advent Calendar on Amazon which looks like it might be promising.
And I could always make my own and add my favorite chocolates:
- Embroidered Felt Advent Calendar at Purl Bee
- Advent Calendar Pockets at Allsorts
- Quilted Advent Calendar at Sew, Mama, Sew
And there are some darn cute advent calendars for sale over at etsy.
Do you have advent calendar ideas? I'd love to hear them!