Instead of a traditional Advent calendar, why not make an Advent button calendar?
Making buttons by candlelight might be hard – even if it’s a candle button.
An Advent pin-back button calendar is a good idea for people who can’t eat chocolate or nuts, and it leaves a lasting memory.
You can include photos from previous Christmas seasons and different family members, pictures of kids favourite animals and comic characters – anything you want! Much more personable than a pre-made purchased Advent calendar.
Remember VHS tapes? They might not be round like Alf Pogs, records or compact discs (or buttons!) but anything “old” is perfect for making a retro pin-back button.
You could even cut out pieces of a tape and incorporate it into a real VHS button! Use old technology to make something that is actually even older technology – but unlike tapes, buttons aren’t going away anytime soon.