When we set up home with Mr M they had an Advent calendar each! and to their surprise it was never used for anything other than counting down to Christmas.
|Sleeps until Christmas|
The pocket at the bottom holds the numbers and I embroidered the numbers and text with my brother embroidery machine.
It hangs on the sitting room door so that Miss M can pop in on her way home from school, or she can see it when I collect her, and she can change the numbers every day.