Why? Beckie had advent calendars every year as a girl. Me, I remember somebody explaining the concept of an advent calendar to me in graduate school because, to my knowledge, I’d never heard of one before. I don’t think there’s any larger generalization about America to be drawn from this, as opposed to the Freese family being sort-of holiday minimalists. We’ve never gotten around to having one together before, but Beckie saw one a little candy one in a store here and we thought we’d give it a go.
How did it go? We were gone for ten days on a trip to New Zealand, so we never really got into a window-opening ritual. We also had some issues with the chocolates melting, and so the calendar spend the last part of its lead-up to Xmas in our refrigerator. But, you know, it’s chocolate, so hard to go wrong. More importantly, the joy on Beckie’s face when we opened Window #10 and saw it was a smiling little lamb more than made it all worthwhile.
Would you do it again? Sure!