I love advent calendars! Ever since I discovered them at around age 8 I have loved the surprise behind each window and the anticipation for the next day. This was also made even more wonderful since my birthday is in December and I treated that day as a special advent birthday present.
My Mum made a big deal out of Christmas, or maybe it was more that she didn’t stop me from making a big deal out of Christmas. She let me decorate the house; too much tinsel when I was young and strings of cinnamon sticks when I was older. She usually remembered to buy me an advent and it was always one of those traditional (Northern) Christmas scenes and behind each door was a chocolate in a different shape. Last year I was given a Lego City Advent calendar – now that was fun! I documented every single day on Instagram if you want to reminisce with me.
Well this year I have made my own 2013 Advent Calendar. Starting tomorrow until Christmas Eve, I will be posting one Etsy product each day as part of my Advent 2013. Think of it as my wish list and surprisingly this was harder to curate that you would think.
I would love it if you would share any product you also love and encourage friends and family to buy and support handmade.
The cute advent calendar pictured is a DIY Magnetic Holiday Advent project from Twig & Thistle blog