The craft world is going nuts with advent calendars this year. While I'm tempted by them all, I can't improve on this one for sentimental reasons.
My grandmother made one just like this for my sisters and me in the early 70's. When my mother started cleaning stuff out of her house there were a few things all three of us were willing to fight to the death over. This was one of those things. Unfortunately, I didn't draw the right straw when it was decided that was the only fair way to divvie up the good stuff. Cindy won and I figured that was the end of that. The following year she handed both Heather and I oddly shaped packages on Christmas day. Inside were two calendars identical to the original. She'd spent the previous year recreating them for us.
Down to every detail.
Each ornament had been recreated - including my favorites -
and the dove.