This vintage advent calendar was handmade by my grandma and has been used by my family every holiday for almost 40 years. Taking turns with my brothers each day to dig out the little sweet and place the new day’s little beaded felt ornament on the tree is one my favorite Christmas memories.
My mom sent me this calendar so that I can attempt to make an exact replica from it. Two years ago. It it my firm intention to finish this project and send my mom back the original by next Christmas. Until then, my daughter has been enjoying stumbling down each morning to find the little treats left behind in the night and counting down until Santa arrives.
The greatest joy of parenting is sharing your joys with your child.
Do you have an advent calendar tradition? What other traditions do you enjoy each holiday?
Happy tradition making, DIY’ers!