I seem to find more and more Advent calendar thingies in catalogs these days. You know, they could be anything from a huge wall hanging with boxes for each day of Advent that have the number of the days to count down with candy inside, or as simple as a calendar that you put stickers on.
It seems that it is a secularization of Advent to just a count down to the day the prizes arrive around the tree any nothing else.
Do any of you use any of these devices with your children? How do you keep the proper liturgical context if you do? As a new wife with no children, and our first married Christmas coming up, I’m starting to look at things with a new perspective.