One of our favorite family activities in the days leading up to Christmas is to pick out a kids advent calendar to help count down the days until Christmas Day. Each year we try and select something different and something that is reflective of what our kids love that year. We have had the friends advent calendar, the lego city advent calendar, a hot wheels calendar, my personal favorite was the lego star wars calendar.
These few minutes spent each day opening doors or getting a treat in anticipation of the holiday season are some of my treasured memories of time spent with the kids. The looks on their faces when they open the day of the month and the chatter they have between themselves about Christmas advent calendars gone by makes me sentimental.
Do you start at 1 or 24 on the Advent calendar?
It is truly up to you if you start at day 1 counting up to 24 or start and 24 and count down to day 1. Personally, we start at by opening the 1 first and ending on the 24. It is easier for our little kids to match the day of the month to the day on the advent calendar.