When I was growing up, every year at Christmastime my maternal grandparents would get me an advent calendar like this one. Behind the little numbered flaps would be a small piece of chocolate and a Christmas image, or possibly part of the Christmas Story. It was such a fun way to count down the days till Christmas.
Imagine my excitement when I found an assortment of advent calendars last week at the import store! Of course one had to come home with me. Mine even plays a rousing rendition of "Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben." Good times, good times.