|So crazy it just might work.|
Being both a mint junkie and a anti-garbage saver of containers, I have on hand a bag full of little plastic disks that once contained mints. I've used some now and then for seeds, but consumption has out-paced re-use for a while now. This fall, however, inspiration struck my younger daughter and I, and we vowed to invent the Admint Calendar.
|Decorating the tree. Painting and layout by the child genius.|
|Attaching the containers: over-engineering by the dad. (Not pictured: fat ring o' glue)|
|Stashing the candy. Goodbye 'til Christmas day, Eggnog Chocolate.|
All that remained was to snap on the lids and install the treats. Maybe the best thing about making your own Adventskalendar is that you get to put good candy in it. Not stuff that was made years ago. No opening up the door to disappointment. It turns out that Seattle Chocolates fit perfectly, and we happen to love them.
|No product endorsement intended, but thanks for the glittery labels, whichever corporation markets this stuff.|
So, there you have it. The Admint Calendar. The only one of its kind.