Last year, I did an Advent calendar based on the one my mother hung up each December when I was little.
Some of the little houses that line the street up the center of the village were more successful than others, but on the whole, I am pleased with how it turned out.
This year, we didn’t hang it up on December 1, as I’d hoped–mostly because we’re putting all our things IN boxes to move, rather than taking them out. But I’d love it if you’d skip over and look at the daily Advent calendar images from 2010 and consider making one of your own! Some of my favorite comments were from folks who remembered their own childhood Advent calendar fondly–what did your family do each year on December 1?