Advent calendars are definitely the "thing" here. Starting back in October we started seeing them everywhere! Of course, there are lots with candy and chocolate but what really amazes me are the toy Advent calendars. You can buy several varieties of Playmobil Advent calendars, Legos, Barbie, Polly Pockets, etc.- all with 24 little toys inside! Wow!
We didn't think we would get a calendar since we will be leaving on Dec. 16 to spend the holidays back home. But where there's a will to eat chocolate, there's always a way to rationalize! We went shopping on Saturday and found this beautiful Lindt calendar with three-dimensional towers that you assemble. How could we resist? It turned out that, starting yesterday, there are 24 days until we fly back to America. So, Advent has begun! Hurray! And Happy Holidays!