An Advent Calendar is a special calender that counts or celebrates the days of advent in anticipation of Christmas. The Advent Calender is a very big Christmas tradition at our house. The girls still love to receive their calender from their Grandmother. The calenders have always been placed on the chairs of grandchildren at Thanksgiving by their Grandmother at our Thanksgiving gatherings. They start to open on Dec. 1st counting the days until the 24th of December. The girls now are far away from their Grandmother but she sweetly sent the girls one in the mail. Now they can start to count the days before they come home. She still know how important this tradition is to the girls. So may the counting begin to the Holidays!