I used to LOVE Advent Calendars as a kid. What better way to kick off the morning than by getting one day closer to Christmas... and celebrating that fact by peeling open a tiny window and popping a morsel of chocolate into your mouth?
The average Advent Calendar is not very eco-friendly by design. Plastic and cardboard aren't so chic either. I spotted the adorable elf stockings Advent Calendar shown above, which is a strand of 24 tiny little socks that may perfectly contain tiny treats. Stick in a candy cane, some stickers, a yo-yo, a "gift" certificate for a movie night with mommy or a bike ride with daddy... the pint-sized possibilities are endless.
This is the kind of idea that actually gets me giddy and wish I was a kid again. What child wouldn't LOVE checking their little sock each day before Christmas? My spin on this is, the elf stockings shown above retail for $75.00. Can we all say, "Ho, Ho, NOOOOO!" Why not gather a bunch of stray socks, goodness knows we all have a bunch of single socks lying around... and bring them back to life by stringing them together and using them in this fun fashion?
Enjoy counting down the days to Christmas with your little ones! What a magical time of year!