Every Yule I have the good hearted intention to make a quilted Advent calendar. And every year comes and goes and that sweet little quilted Advent calendar never gets made for lack of time. I really need to put it on the schedule for next year before my girls grow out of the idea. Do you ever grow out of the idea? Hmmm, I wonder. I’m 36 and I still love the countdown! Hmmm.
That is not to say that we go calendar-less. Oh no, and this year is no exception. No quilted version, but there is a printable, chocolate-y version, oh yes!
This year, I made the girls an Advent calendar using mini chocolate bars. I used Hershey’s holiday edition (mmm, Super Dark Chocolate) and mini wrappers that I designed.
I printed and wrapped 48 bars, tossed them into a candy jar and placed the jar on our hall table. The girls have to sort through the pile each day to find their daily treat, but I think that’s part of the fun.
Since it is the giving season, I want to give you a copy of the wrappers so you can make a quick Advent calendar. The countdown begins tomorrow!