We love the playmobil advent calendar--it's got mini toys stuck inside. This year we got the Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas in the Forest.It's got 24 little toys and animals inside--entertainment that builds on the sweet message of Christmas. ($36.94 on Amazon).
If you don't want to pay for rush shipping, this advent calendar can be printed and created tonight from your home. We found the Garland Pattern PDF on Etsy ($7). Then fill the little pockets with candy, stickers or other small treats.
Lillian Vernon has a classic felt versions. Each day has a hand-decorated 1 1'?2" - 2 1'?2" ornament from a dated, embroidered pocket and hang it on the tree. ($21.98) We love that this can be used year after year, starting a family tradition.
Christmas Star Advent Calendar. Old-fashioned an pretty with plenty of glitter, this star-shaped advent calendar is covered with holiday images. Hang in a prominent spot and open each paper window to reveal a special little picture beneath. ($7.49)
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