Today I got to open two advent calendars, both courtesy of my sister.
When we were children, my sister and I had an advent calendar, made by our Mum, with individual bags filled with a treat for us each day. When my sister got married with last year, she got given the calendar. My advent last year went by with no chocolate! This year I opened up two parcels to find two calendars, one my sister had made and the other she had bought.
The first day of advent was filled with a minty herbal tea and some fuzzy nail polish (the kids at school are going to love it). No chocolate though- fingers crossed for tomorrow!