When I was a kid, we had an advent calendar that my grandma made. There was a large felt tree and beneath it were 24 little pockets with felt ornaments in them. I loved this advent calendar. The countdown to Christmas was the most exciting part.
This year I made an advent calendar for my niece. I had a lot of grand ideas but when I remembered I had to ship the thing, I decided to go simple.
To make the calendar, I used items I already hand on hand - brown paper bags, clothespins, and twine. I created the numbers in photoshop and printed them on sticker paper and I filled each bag with trinkets I got at Target, Michael's, and The Queen Bee Market.
This is pretty much a three year old's dream. I think I might win the award for aunt of the year....not that I was trying or anything ;).
Do you have an advent calendar tradition at your house?