|open a window that contains a holiday themed picture|
every day, Dec. 1st - 24
|find a chocolate in each window|
Something fell out. Here! Something fell out! May I have another one?
I told you, Colin, if you can take it out by yourself you may have another one (we were several days behind)
How can I open this? And how do I get it out?
You will find out, I am sure!
How do I get it out?
What could you do to remove it?
There - this one is already out. I don't know how to remove this!
Colin, do you want me to show you a trick?
Give me your advent calendar - watch! Oh! It fell out! Now tell me, who gave you this nice advent calendar?
It's from great-grandma!
And what did you say to her?
Do you like your chocolate?
Now we have to wait till tomorrow, then we can open another window!
(For the life of me, I don't get what that last word was that he said!)
As I said I was under the impression, the advent calendar was universal.
Upon asking around in Asia, the Middle East and even in South America it dawned on me that it must be something Christian and only common in North-Western Europe, North America and Australia.
So this post is for those who don't know about advent calendars - and for those who do and can't get enough! I assorted some varieties:
|envelopes in a basket|
|wine, whisky, beer, clearly a guy's kind of thing|
|Starbucks 2013 - magnetic treat tins|
|add a charm to your bracelet every day|
Wait, we also had a LEGO choo choo train calendar:
|Need a Cars bag for the large items! (2011)|
|(Polar) bears with their sleds, skis and hockey sticks|
|Typically the host of the day offers some holiday treats -|
much appreciated by everyone!
|Colin's daycare decorated a window, too and performed a song|
|a couple of glasses with a tea light, strategically placed |
on shelves result in a wonderful looking giant number 17!
This year - apart from the one for our family - I am contributing to a couple of other advent calendars. As I don't want to spoil the surprise I will not share what they are about beforehand. Expect a post called "More advent calendars" around Dec 10!