An Advent calendar is such a fabulous way to count down to Christmas. Especially for the little ones, who donâ€™t have a concept of time. In the last week my two have been constantly asking how long til Christmas, so Iâ€™m looking forward to when we start on their Advent calendars.
Traditionally Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25, but general practice these days is to start on 1 December. There are plenty of options from hand-made, to re-usable, to toy-filled. Something for everyone!
These adorable calendars have a box, a bag or a pocket for you to put a toy or lolly in each day. This post has 20 suggestions for non-chocolate ways of filling your calendar. The great thing about these is that they can be re-used each year.
These calendars can only be used once, but oh what goodies are found inside!
As well as the Advent calendar, we put our Christmas tree up on 1 December too. How about you? When does Christmas start in your house?