This year, I continued to flout the rule that adults shouldn’t have advent calendars, and asked for an advent calendar. And I know it’s sacrilege, but I’m sort of sick of chocolate ones. You always know what’s behind the door (chocolate), and I never really feel like chocolate at 7am.
So instead I asked for a non-chocolate one. And I received this album-sized ‘dream snow’ calendar, featuring illustrations from Eric Carle, the author and illustrator behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
It’s a pop-up calendar, and this is what you get when you open it up.
Lie it flat to see all the different components.
There’s a pop-up Father Christmas delivering pop-up presents.
Each door reveals a new Christmas decoration…
…. Which has little tags so that you can hang on the pop-up tree.
Another door might reveal a Christmas gift
Which you put in a pop-up Christmas gift box.
It’s an utterly charming little diorama altogether.
And makes a lovely Christmas display. I’ll be asking for these calendars when I’m well into my dotage, I suspect. Well, weller into my dotage.
The doorbell rings, and it’s a package for you! But!
The postman isn’t buying your story that the ‘Sam’ this package is addressed to is short for ‘Samantha’. So he takes it back to the depot instead. Happy birthday, Sam!
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