Maybe I’m just a sucker for getting gifts, but one of my favorite parts of the holidays as a kid was the handmade felt advent calendar my grandma made me when I was just a year old. I still hang it every year, just for the nostalgia (and OK, maybe secretly hoping my husband might slip something in it) and can’t wait to pass on the tradition with my son! While I adore mine, I doubt my son will be that interested in one with my name on it (my sister was always jealous even though she got gifts in the same calendar along with me) – so I’m on the hunt for something for him to keep through the years. While there are plenty of mega cheesy, santa and snowman filled versions out there, I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for something a little simpler. Decisions, decisions…
Diabox Advent Calendar by reketeMOI design, Fab.com; Galvanized Metal Advent Calendar, Pottery Barn; Threshold Advent Wreath, Target; Mini Felt Stockings Advent Calendar, Garnet Hill; Quilted Advent Calendar, Mark & Graham; Kaisercraft Beyond the Page MDF Advent Calendar, Overstock.com; Oyster White Advent Calendar Tree, One Kings Lane; All Shapes and Sizes Calendar, The Land of Nod.
And if you’re the DIY type, check out this round up of some great ones!
Believe it or not, it’s time to start shopping!