As a child, I enjoyed opening the windows on the Advent calendar revealing a different picture each day through the month of December. What a great way to mark the days until Christmas!
A couple of weeks ago, realsimple.com put a new twist on the Advent calendar idea. Instead of a calendar, twenty-five small boxes are wrapped and placed on a cake stand. Then each day in December a gift is unwrapped. Small gifts, Bible verses, or notes can be used to fill the boxes depending on who opens them.
The advent gifts make an attractive holiday decoration and provide a fun count down to Christmas. Thanks Real Simple!