We use an “Advent” calendar in our home every year – actually we use 3 or 4, lol. We love them, because, well, we love Christmas and there is nothing more fun to us than counting down the days until the big day.
An Advent calendar was used at one time for religious reasons but we use it as simply a countdown to Christmas. We start on December 1 and each day we either open a box for a piece of chocolate or open a door for a Lego piece or move a mouse on a calendar. It’s a blast and makes us appreciate the season just a little bit more. Call it a family tradition that we know is going to get passed down to our next generation.
If you love family traditions as much as we do, here are a few ideas for Advent Calendars that you can start with your family this year: