A Note On Advent Calendars

So listen, how about this: why can't we have advent calendars for every month, not just in December? Sure, we couldn't call them advent calendars anymore, I realize that, but perhaps we could get around the rebranding with something a little more secular. In fact, you know what, I plan to spearhead the campaign to bring advent calendars to the masses every day of the month, every month of the year! It could be a government program or something. Who do I talk to about that? Because I don't know about you, but I'm discovering that I'm a much nicer person when I start every day by opening a little door to find a piece of chocolate behind it. Chocolate for breakfast! Why not start the day off right? And besides, thanks to that handy refresher each morning---where's the little door with 19 on it? No, wait, 20, I mean 20! I opened 19 yesterday!---I always, always know what the date is. Which is very handy for filling out forms.

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DiaryofWhy
Dec 20, 2007

Your slogan could be, "Because every day is a celebration!" Although that's a little hokey. Or maybe, "Start your day off right with a chocolatey bite!" Err...this is just getting sad. I've never actually had an advent calendar, so perhaps I should leave the advertising campaign to someone with more experience.

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Emily M
Dec 20, 2007

I'd definitely support your campaign!

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Sherry
Dec 20, 2007

I totally agree! I was just thinking that when my son was opening another day on his Lego advent calendar. I wouldn't mind having a caramel calendar or a margarita calendar.

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Suzie
Dec 20, 2007

Advent is my fav time of year! Now if we could prolong it....but then Christmas wouldn't come....ugh! But then an Advent calender starting in Jan counting the days to Christmas with chocolate behind each door....now I think we might be on to something!

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magpie
Dec 20, 2007

Holly, you're a genius! Celebrate each day! Bring on the chocolate! Although, a caramel calendar sounds good too.

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DM
Dec 20, 2007

Okay but could you have different kinds of calendars? Like a chocolate covered nuts calendar? Because I hate plain milk chocolate. Chocolate isn't fun unless it's covering nuts or fruit or something.

And the idea of a Lego Advent calendar is brilliant.

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chirky
Dec 20, 2007

What I like about you, Holly, is that we so often think alike. To wit: Unwrapping the Days.

Though: chocolate in the morning? Why did that not occur to me? All this time I've been eating my candies in the evenings.

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Stephanie
Dec 21, 2007

Holly,
I just found your blog, and I absolutely think it's brilliant; I think your idea for a daily advent calendar is superb.

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Gretchen
Dec 21, 2007

That is SO cute that you get yourself Advent calendars. I gave it up; with three kids, I'd have to get three calendars, and they'd probably end up arguing that one of the others got a better calendar or a better piece of chocolate. At least, that's what they do with everything else.

Me, I could use a Prozac calendar. Chocolate doesn't much float my boat, but thank God for serotonin uptake inhibitors.

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edj
Dec 23, 2007

Oh yeah. I've thought that before. My kids are so spoiled that they think all advent calendars come with chocolate. When I was a kid, I'd HEARD about calendars with chocolate but was never permitted to have such a thing.
I really like the idea of counting down to Christmas from Jan 1 with chocolate.

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Sarah
Dec 27, 2007

I just now remembered that I got a really cool advent calendar from my cousin last year. Dammit. I would have liked to use it. There's always next year?

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dylan
Dec 28, 2007

It should be called "A Chocolate A Day"... and I couldn't agree with you more. Advent calendars are beyond exciting and I would be fully in support of a quest to bring them to the 365!