I realize I'm a bit late on this since tomorrow IS December 1st, but does anyone do anything special to countdown to Christmas?
I have a wooden Santa with 25 numbers on him and we take one off each day. I like the idea of the store ones where you open a little window and there is a chocolate inside, except I don't want the chocolate inside. I seem to remember having one of these as a kid but there was no candy, just a cute little picture or something. This (see below), that I just found on Etsy, would be perfect. If only the 1st wasnt' tomorrow.
I, of course, love the fancy wooden door calendars found at Pottery Barn, but don't really want to spend a lot of money (read: any money) on this crazy fantasy I have of finding the perfect advent calendar.
I am loving this one on Etsy, but it's for the pattern and I am not paper crafty. Etsy actually has a lot of great advent calendar patterns, lots involving cookie sheets, muffin tins, paper and magnets. But again, I'm not paper crafty. And my sewing skills aren't up to par for creating this sort of art. I guess I should find a pattern and spend the next year working on it, so next December 1, I'll be ready.