Thursday, November 4, 2010

Too Early For Advent Calendar Shopping?

I have always loved Advent calendars. I love the countdown. I love the anticipation of Christmas that comes with opening each little door every day until Christmas. My grandmother sent us an advent calendar every year growing up and I remember loving the days I got to open that little door  and see what was inside. It was such a fun way to countdown to the big day.

The advent calendars I was used to as a child were heavy quality paper with little doors to open with animals or treats printed on the paper inside. More recently I've seen more and more creative advent calendars. Wooden boxes with tiny drawers with chocolates inside, clotheslines of tiny stockings or mittens numbered for each countdown day, and even handmade quilts with numbered pockets to hide a treasure inside.

This morning I found a really adorable idea. Look at this reusable advent calendar from Moore Magnets!

Magnetic Tin Advent Calendar from Moore Magnets - $22

Isn't it adorable? I love that you can reuse it every year. The tins are all magnetized too so you can just put them on your refrigerator. I think it's really wonderful!

Do you use an advent calendar to countdown the days til Christmas in your house? What style calendar do you use?

5 comments:

MooreMagnets said...

Thank you so much for the lovely feature! What a wonderful surprise!

Jeanie said...

I love it too! Actually, I love everything in this shop!

nancy said...

What a great idea. She has many wonderful items in her shop - very creative!

teeheeproductions said...

I love the idea -- I love everything in Moore's shop!

trudy.hylant said...

MooreMagnets is a genius. She continues to up the ante with her creativity regarding organization, displays and decorative uses for magnets in the home, the office and in school. Wow This is fabulous.