Advent calendars have been a Christmas highlight for decades, but with increasing focus on better diets and lifestyles, eating chocolate for 24 days straight in December doesn't hold appeal to health-conscious parents. Fortunately, there are many alternatives. Etsy.com is a great source for handmade advent calendars that are fun, interactive and count down the days until Christmas without supplying unhealthy fat, sugar and empty calories... unless you want them to. Most of these calendars have pouches that will store your choice of objects, be it a pack of gum, bottle of holiday nail polish or some Purell for those swine fly phobic 'rents.
This cluster shows handmade advent calendars from the following Etsy users:
barbedlotus | AlignwithDesign | MomsPeace | sweetpetunias | Sweetwater | Keepsakesbykristi | queenmumbp | nuvonova | karlacola | PolkaStripeStudio