You’re buying 24 surprise gifts from local Goshen businesses AND the advent calendar. Each gift is wrapped and labeled to correspond with each door of the calendar. The gifts come from Soapy Gnome, Electric Brew, Fables Bookstore, Mimsy Toys, Revelry, National Immigrant Justice Center, Ten Thousand Villages, Maple City Market, Imagination Spot, Found, The Nut Shoppe, and more.
This Advent Calendar was designed by Brooke Rothshank and printed at Laughing Owl Press on the letterpress. The top of the calendar is an original letterpress print. The interior of the calendar is also an original 3-color letterpress print design by Brooke.
Calendar measures approximately 15” x 21”
Opening an advent calendar has been One of my favorite Christmas traditions both as a child and with my own children. I enjoy having a reason to pause each day especially when the schedule begins to fill. I wanted to make an advent calendar that honors the anticipation of advent while also being an invitation to becoming present each day. I’m calling it an Advent Intention Calendar.
Each window in the Intention Calendar has an illustrated word like, “Seek”, “tend” and Wonder” that is meant to be a reminder of the message winter sends with its shortened days and cold weather for us to slow down, stay home, be cozy.
My hope is that the Intention calendar can create a space each day in December for you to center yourself or share a moment of intention with someone you love.