Thank you, Lise Anne and Pomegranate Calendars, for the lovely lovely Christmas gift.
I love drawing out Christmas. I decorate in November, I try to do my shopping and hand-making throughout the entire season, and I love getting together with friends to do festive, Christmassy things.
It only makes sense that I love advent calendars. Not only is there a daily “reward” behind every window or door on the calendar, but there is that delicious anticipation of getting closer to Christmas. I am probably more excitable than the girls are. They eat the little Smarties in our wooden calendar, and I dance around behind them, “Only 22 more days! Santa’s coming soon!”
Recently I learned of Pomegranate Advent Calendars created by Lise Anne Gougon, a woman who has a love for advent calendars. Her childhood advent calendar was created and filled by her mother; these memories were so dear to her that she decided to create her own – amazing – calendars for children and grown-ups alike.
What immediately drew me to these calendars was that each window held something fantastic – and not junky or cheap – behind it.
Our first door held a small cotton bag that was hiding three freesia bulbs. Oh, I was thrilled already! A small note explained how to plant and care for our freesias.
The second door was something different. It was a donation.
Pomegranate offers both lovely little curiosities to find behind the door, but they also work closely with numerous charities. I love that my girls will be a part of helping someone this Christmas. It’s a way to spark conversation and to understand why Christmas isn’t just about getting.
It’s about giving, too.
Our third door held a stamp, a stamp pad, and little gift tags. The girls can make their own gift tags to attach to the gifts they give.
And even if I didn’t have little preschoolers hopping around the house, I would be equally thrilled with the little gifts tucked behind each advent window. I’m dying to plant those freesias and watch them grow.
This beautiful calendar is a gorgeous addition to our Christmas traditions. I am so happy with it, and cannot wait until the girls get to open their doors.
This is a 12 day calendar, and while they’ve been SO eager to pop open the windows, I’ve made them wait until the 13th. I may have pre-opened a few windows just to share what is waiting for the girls, but they haven’t seen any of it yet. I’m even more excited for this calendar to begin!
Pomegranate calendars are available in 8, 12, and 24 day calendars. You can hand-pick the gifts, or have them filled for you. I promise you will not be disappointed with this wonderful gift. I’m truly impressed with how lovely and thoughtful Lisa Anne’s creation is.
These advent calendars looks so awesome! 🙂
Aren’t they? I’m really happy with it. 🙂
This is the most precious advent calendar I’ve ever seen! It’s beautiful, but the gifts inside are meaningful. I love it so much!
Oh, me too, Kirsten. It’s honestly the most well thought out advent calendar I’ve ever seen!
Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Oh my, those are such a wonderful idea.
I feel like this would be a great tradition to start. Buy one for your family and have it a part of Christmas…. I’m so smitten with it.
This is amazing!!! What a great calendar!
Isn’t it so awesome!?!? I’m in love with it.
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Love this!! Such a great idea!!
Isn’t it? And I love that the little gifts are so special. It makes opening the doors that much more exciting!
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
Loving this…so cute!!
What a beautiful Advent Calender!! I bet your girls are looking forward to planting those bulbs. 🙂
They don’t know they’re there yet… but it will be soon that they get to plant their little bulbs! I’m so excited!
This looks so cool. I want one!
I know! I’m going to have to get another one for next year. This is too awesome to not continue on with.
amy @ one artsy mama
Oh, what a special calendar! Love it!
Isn’t it, Amy? It really does feel so unique and thoughtful. I love it!
Emily @ The Benson Street
So pretty! i love it and want one!
I totally agree, Emily! When I unwrapped it, I gasped at how pretty it was. I love nice packaging. 🙂
THese calendars are not only beautiful and elegant. By combining the fun of Christmas with giving, they are very meaningful daily adventures. The 8 day calendars are perfect for Hanukkah. Depending on what you select for the openings. these are calendars are appropriate for both older children and adults. I love mine!
That’s a great point, Delana. The 8 Day calendar is a great Hannukah calendar. Our girls are SO excited to start theirs!