When did advent calendars change from opening a little card door
to show a Christmassy picture or a saying, to those loaded with sweeties or themed with Peppa Pig or Lego?
As an alternative place a selection of goodies
appropriate to the age (children or adult!) in a bag and use either a magnetic
calendar or a standard paper calendar for the month of December. Move the disc or cross off the date each day and dip into a bag
or box of wrapped mini presents for the treat.
As a bonus the calendar can be used again and again and the
theme can change as children grow up.
And for those beautiful, but a little impractical wooden
drawer or fabric pocket advent calendars, it saves the problem each year of finding
suitably sized items!