advent calendars

November 9th, 2007

I know it’s not quite the holiday season proper, but if I’m going to make an advent calendar (like I say I will every year) then I better start soon. Here are a couple that I think are just lovely.

Martha Stewart made this one, of course. I think only Martha could make 25 gifts small enough to fit in it–really what the hell do you put in there? one m&m? whoopie.  Still part of me wants to make it, because it’s just so damn clever and the tiny drawers are ridiculously cute.

This one is from the flickr group DIY holidays 2007, which is full of chock full of ideas. It was inspired by Martha and made by Ali Edwards .

And this is my favorite: an advent calendar kit from Domesticali‘s etsy shop. She’s sold out, but maybe we could all convince her to make more. Have a good weekend everyone!

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5 Responses to advent calendars

  1. Ali says:

    Oh thanks Meg! You have me in some mighty fine company there.

    I would make more, but I’ve had trouble getting the little mini pegs in bulk quickly enough. Now it’s getting too close to the end of November and I don’t want to risk spoiling anyone’s Advent! I had no idea they were going to be so popular.

  2. bittycakes says:

    Hi Meg,

    I just found your blog since I just got assigned to your Holiday Swap group. Your blog is really beautiful, I’m definitely going to read some more. I thought I’d add this link to the advent calendar that from allsorts last year… love, love, love it.

    Meredith :-)

  3. Kajsa says:

    I saw a really cute advent calendar in the shop the other day, a doll-sized drawer, but I was wondering if the kids would be satisfied with a chewing gum a day (probably not) so I left it in the shop. Have to stick to the one my MiL made… Everything can’t be perfect.

  4. Lina says:

    I too have been obsessing about these recently. Did you see Uncommon Grace’s ideas about what to put in them? Very long and helpful list!

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