My Dad wrote a book about advent calendars in the 80s. The first page is actually the first page of another Swedish Christmas book, Johan’s Jul, and it reads
“November is long and grey, we long for the last day of the month, because that’s when Father brings home the advent calendar”.
I have always loved advent calendars. When I was little, my godmother used to send us advent calendars from Switzerland, full of delicious milk chocolates, with a proper big bar of chocolate behind the 24th door. And my Dad made us great DIY calendars. One year he made them out of match boxes, and another year my sister and I each had a little Christmas tree with 24 small packages hanging from it – one to open every morning until Christmas.
This is the first year that I think Little A will understand and really get into the concept of an advent calendar, and I’m so excited to have this countdown to Christmas together with him. I don’t think I am going to make a proper DIY calendar for this year, but I have been pinning lots of ideas, and there is still time to do it if you want to! Here are my favorites:
Speaking of advent calendars – meet back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement! I can’t wait to let you guys in on this!