When I was a child, I remember getting an advent calender every December. We were not a religious family, but something about getting a treat every day in anticipation of Christmas, made the month even more exciting.
This year I decided that our daughter is old enough to enjoy an advent calender of her own. I found insipation for this advent tree in a popular children's catalogue. As soon as I saw it, I ran out and gobbled up all the felt I could find, and began to design the pockets. Each pocket is 4x6, so plenty roomy for a variety of gifts.
It is a work in progress-still needs a star and a tree trunk, but I think it looks very festive the way it is. I hope she will have many years of enjoyment from this advent tree, and happy memories, as I do of my past advent calenders.