I don't remember ever being big on advent calendars. To be honest, I think mine would look more like that wine rack one that's been floating around Pinterest. I know for kids, there was candy inside of some of them, but it was that crappy, off-brand candy (the equivalent to Tootsie Rolls in your Halloween bucket ... woof), and for as much as I love candy, even that didn't draw me in.
I guess I've never seen one that spoke to me until now. A friend of mine posted this one on Facebook, and even though it seems to be focused toward those who have children (more than a few of the days revolve around doing something with a child), I really like it.
I know the words are a little hard to read, but I think you can zoom in somehow.
I really like how much of the little challenges are about reflecting and being thankful, and that if you quiet yourself down enough, you can see the pretty wonders in the most mundane of things.
There's also a great app you can get on your phone called It's Advent. It's $.99, and it has some really great illustrations, and it gives you small tasks to read and reflect upon.
Now that I'm in the advent mood, I'd like to buy an advent wreath or a decorative advent calendar, but I haven't been very impressed with the ones I've seen so far.
If y'all have any suggestions, please let me know!