A few days ago, on twitter, a fellow blogger was talking about the advent calendars she had when she was a child. Simple, cardboard calendars with a little image to discover every day. At that time, we did not need gifts to count down to Christmas. This simple advent routine was enough to make us happy.
Our kids have now a little gift every day and, if we try to keep them simple and replace objects with special games, activities or a favorite meal for dinner, I wonder if they would appreciate the simple countdown ritual.
But I am sure my older friends will love this vintage advent calendars, made with bingo scorecards. If you hage the same, you can download the template here.