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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Countdown to Christmas...

...can take various forms.

Who doesn't love the surprise of an Advent calendar that either reveals an image - or better yet...a treat of some kind.

The lovely Kerryanne English has provided a free e-pattern over at her blog for a lovely Victorian style Advent box - do hop over and take a look.

Over the years I have had a variety of Advents and have made a few too.

Matchbox Advents are still one of my favourites...

...despite the fact that I then end up with tons of matches that I need to dispose of LOL

My very first advent was a card with doors that opened to reveal Christmas images. It was sent as a birthday card by my cousins in Sweden as my birthday falls towards the end of November. I have had an advent pretty much every year since.

Do you have an Advent calendar and if so, do you prefer chocolates, little gifts or something else - do tell....................................................................


3 comments:

Redanne said...

Oh dear, I can honestly say that I have never had an advent calendar (sounds a bit sad doesn't it) but always had them for the children. I really like the idea of the matchbox ones, they are such a 'grown up' way to share some fun at Christmas. I can see these filled with little sweet treats and maybe some little pieces of handmade jewelry.....for an occasional surprise... Anne xx

sue jones said...

They look great. - I made one of those magnetic try calenders a few years ago but I am not sure where I put it!

Sandra said...

A few years ago M&S did a 3d calendar that you had to make up. It was a house with a garden, a fence and trees. We

After that I was hooked, I'm now always on the lookout for another. Last year we had a similar one but not as impressive... I've still to find one this year