Advent Calendar Anticipation


When I was a child, each year on December 1 my mom would post an advent calendar on the laundry room door. Each day from then until the 24th, my sister and I would pull open a little door on the calendar to see what was behind it. Some days it was a chocolate treat; others it was a little toy or sticker. Each day the anticipation grew as we inched ever so slowly closer to Christmas. I was reminded of that feeling when I was flipping through the Pottery Barn catalog the other day and I saw this gorgeous advent calendar. It's a little on the expensive side at $149, but you can fill it with Christmas treats and reminders year after year. If it's a little out of your price range, here are a few more adorable options in a range of price points.

House Advent Calendar ($129,


Christmas Courier Advent Calendar (on sale for $89.95,


Gingerbread House Advent Calendar ($24.99,


At the North Pole Advent calendar ($13,

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