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, PotteryBarnKids.com)
Christmas Courier Advent Calendar (on sale for $89.95, Lenox.com)
Gingerbread House Advent Calendar ($24.99, Target.com)
At the North Pole Advent calendar ($13, Galison.com)
photos (top to bottom): courtesy of PotteryBarn.com, PotterybarnKids.com, Lenox.com, Target.com and Galison.com