My advent calender has been in our family for ever. My mum brought this with her from Austria. I know there is another one, maybe my mum still has it.
There are lots of little windows to open and my mum had a story for each illustration. But my most favorite one was for the 6th of December which is children's day. We kids had to polish our shoes and leave them under our beds. In the morning, if we had been good, (which we always were), our shoes were filled with lollies. I was always so amazed and still am as I've never seen these lollies before and always wondered where they had come from. To this day I still look in candy stores and see if I can spot the ones that St Nick/parents bought for us to put in our shoes! I remember as we got older, I was so disappointed that we no longer kept this tradition going. But I have the calender to remind me of these times and great stories to inspire my art and illustrations.