Advent Calendar

According to Wikipedia…

“An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Some calendars are strictly religious, whereas others are secular in content. Despite the name, most commercially available Advent calendars begin on December 1, regardless of when Advent begins, which can be as early as November 27 and as late as December 3.

Today, most advent calendars are made for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with many “windows”, one of which is opened every day during Advent. In less elaborate calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or part of a story such as the Nativity story itself. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or a chocolate item.”  Wikipedia

I had a bit of a search around on Google and didn’t find much when it came to nice Advent Calendars. Then I hit up Etsy and struck gold.

Courtesy of this Etsy Shop - http://tinyurl.com/25e2c88

Does anyone have an Advent Calendar?

Courtesy of this Etsy Shop - http://tinyurl.com/2f48h23

They are pretty cool.

Courtesy of Etsy Shop - http://tinyurl.com/2fjtv9a

If you’ve got one, then today you can open the #1 and eat the chocolate or read the nice note about the importance of Christmas.

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2 thoughts on “Advent Calendar

  1. Hi Bec,
    We have a lovely advent calendar that was handmade in Cambodia by the women from Tabitha Foundation. They help people set up small businesses to support themselves and get out of poverty.

    It’s in the shape of a Christmas tree, and there are pockets for each day. Inside the pockets are decorations that can be hung on the buttons of the tree. With 24 decorations, it’s perfectly divisible by 3 for our girls to have the same number of turns each! (which is unbelievably important!)

    Must get it out today!

    love, Susannah

    • That Advent Calendar sounds really special! Next time we, or Vanessa, are in Cambodia I’m going to get one. We bought some baby quilts from Mekong Quilts while we were there. But I didn’t see any Advent Calendars. I”ll have to look up Tabitha Foundation.

      Of course having 3 equal amounts of days for all the girls to open IS extremely important!

      xoxo

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