I haven’t had an advent calendar since I was a kid. (Yes, I realize most grown adults don’t have advent calendars for themselves, but why not?!) Ours was a little German scene painted on a poster board-no chocolate-that had tiny windows which opened to show little hidden treasures. My brother and I loved that glittery board with its worn edges. I think simply the countdown and anticipation made it such a fun tradition. When we found out that other kids’ advent calendars had candy in them, we felt we’d been jipped.
With so many awesome DIY advent calendars popping up lately, I thought I’d pull one together last minute just for fun. Granted, mine is not nearly as chic as this one or stunning as this one. However, I spent $7 and only 30 minutes making this little guy.