Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was counting the days away for Christmas on the advent calendar. Every morning, my brother and I would trade off the advent calendar duties, and each year, we alternated who got the odd days, and who got the evens. We had a system, and it was a very big deal.
Mari's first Christmas, a family advent calendar was a must, and my mom found one that I just love. Until Mari's big enough to unwrap gifts each day, we're (read: I am) going to use a tiny ornament to move from day-to-day until December 25, when she'll get a super sweet treat, on this cute Land of Nod number.
a few more styles to see. But hurry, Dec. 1 is Thursday! (YES!)