I've been in a crafty mood lately, mostly thanks to Pintrest. (Don't use Pintrest? Go! Go now!) I came across an advent calendar with a sewn paper pocket for each day, that you would have to tear to open. For whatever reason I just had to make one. I thought it would be perfect for my parents as a fun little distraction each day.
I had so much fun putting this together. Sewing paper is practically addicting. The original idea from Pintrest had each pocket sewn in a Christmas shape: stars, trees, etc. I had one go at a star and decided to stick with ovals and squares. I'd probably still be fiddling with it if I hadn't! Each packet contains a small something wrapped in tissue paper. The numbers were cut out from a sheet of Teresa Collins' Christmas Home scrapbook paper.
My parents loved the surprise and it seems to be serving it's purpose well so far.