My clever little sister made an advent calendar out of an old shadow box this year. She has inspired me to do the same – so I was rapt when I found one at a carboot sale for $3. It has a few too many boxes, yet can be redeemed by some well placed double doors as so to reduce the spaces down to 24 or 25. She used heavy weight cardboard for the doors and an assortment of pictures/papers, filling each box with something unique (Made as a present for Dan, so things like little helicopters and what not). I haven’t started mine yet and don’t intend to use it until next year and my boxes aren’t quite so deep as hers are but I love the idea – it’s so much nicer than paper ones from the supermarket.
There have been some other fun/cute advent ideas over on ‘Oh Happy Day’.
In other countdown news… it is 32 days until Geoff and I get married!