Saturday, December 3, 2011


I've never given advent much thought.  We don't have kids in our household and the days leading up to Christmas is a very busy time about here. As a result, we are rather boring by putting mini candybar bites in our calendar's pockets and forgetting about it.

(The advent calendar my MIL made for us.)

But last year I made an advent calendar for my sister and her family (who do have small children).  She posted a question on Facebook that asked what ideas others had for putting in the pockets.  One woman suggested a small lego project to build little by little each day which I thought was amazingly clever!  However, the more I thought about  it, the more I worried about lost pieces and/or choking hazards.  

So, my question to you, dear readers, is what non-food items would you suggest putting in the pockets (about 2"x2")?

(The advent calendar I made for my sister's family)

1 comment:

  1. First of all super cute choo-choo advent calendar! I just completed ours (they are little decorated boxes that sit in a dish). I plan on blogging it in the near future but until then what we decided to do was more family oriented/giving. I printed labels with an activity for each day. A few: make cookies, shovel neighbors sidewalks, redeem pop cans and give the money to the Salvation Army kettles, go for a drive to look at Christmas lights, sleep in the living room with the Christmas tree lit. There are a few I will have the entire list on the blog.