creators | advent calendars

i love advent calendars. i love the idea behind them and the creativitity and the surprise. i never had an advent calendar growing up - except for those milk chocolate ones with the little doors. and that's nice, but it's not as special as the types that i love. jon and i often leave little notes for each other, and sometimes share unexpected gifts. but to me, an advent calendar is for families. i love the idea of it being one person's turn each day, and them finding either a little trinket, or a sweet complimentary message.

so now i want to make one that will last through the years...but i can't decide which style! paper? boxes? sewn pockets? i really love the third to last image, but it would take a lot of work. and the first image is great, but not long lasting. needless to say, something like the second or third would be easiest.

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  1. Anonymous23.11.13

    I swear, it's like you read my mind. lol I've been scouring Pinterest looking for ideas on making an Advent Calendar. I actually want to make a couple for some people at work. There are just so many ideas out there, it's hard to pick one. I love that fourth image, but I've had a hard time finding something like that locally, that isn't tiny.

    1. lol, thanks valerie. there are so many options. i love love love the same one but you're right, it should be larger. follow up here as i've come up with a fun advent/snail mail project!


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