I have such sweet childhood memories of opening up our advent calendar's tiny chocolate-filled doors and clamoring for the chance (I've got three brothers) to pop that little morsel into my mouth. This year I decided to get all crafty and make one myself.
I created these paper calendar pockets using a pad of Ellen Krans Christmas cardstock from Michaels (I started off by printing my own patterned paper but decided to finish this before next Christmas). Feeling industrious, I sewed a simple stitch to close the edges.
Every tiny pocket is filled with something for us to do each day of advent (bake cookies, write letters to Santa, call Papa and Gram, make wrapping paper).
No chocolate, but lots of sweet memories in store for my little family...