*Update November 2010: This year I've posted new designs of my advent calendar you can check out. I'm also selling the pattern as a PDF download on etsy. Thanks for visiting!*
I love advent calendars. My mom has some great old Tasha Tudor-illustrated ones that are gorgeous, though about to fall apart after years and years of small hands opening and closing their little doors. They are rich with nostalgia, but I have to say I like my advent calendars to be rich with something else. Something like chocolate. I actually love the cheap cardboard ones you get in the drug store, but the chocolate is never very good in those.
This year I made my own. I was imagining a garland of little hanging boxes, but I wanted an easy box template to use. So I googled it. And man, I love the internet. I found these perfect pyramid boxes at a blog named Brownie Points. She has a downloadable pdf for the template. Rock on, blogosphere. Twin pointed out that they even look like little trees. Completely unintentional but very true.
Mmmmm. Dove dark chocolate inside. A few random days even have Lindt truffles in them. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Now we are all cheery for Christmas, with our little baby tree and a healthy dose of twinkle lights. I think twinkle lights might be man's greatest invention. After chocolate, of course.