I've never really used an advent calendar. I might have gotten one of those store-bought paper/cardstock ones, but I'm sure I wasn't diligent in opening up those little windows everyday.
I've always wanted one though! And I've been wanting to make one for the kids every since Caleb was born. But I haven't gotten around to it yet. And it's certainly not going to happen this year.
I had been wanting to do something like this one they used to sell at Pottery Barn Kids.
I think they were selling it for $70!!
But after reading Johanna's post, I'm thinking I might want to do something more meaningful. I'd never heard of advent devotions. When you grow up not focusing on a connection between Christ and Christmas, it's easy to do the same with your kids. At least for me. But, I would like it to be different for them.
I found this pattern on Etsy. I like how it's magnetic. I wonder where you would get a magnetic piece large enough for the background.
Anyway, that's about it. Hopefully I will have something to actually show next year :)