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The past few years I purchased a $2 Advent calendar at Walgreens filled with tiny chocolates that were so few in carbs I didn’t even have to bolus for them.
Right after Halloween this year I grabbed one for each kid and it wasn’t until I got home that I read the label.
Though the chocolates don’t have tree nuts in them, they are manufactured in a facility with tree nuts. Stupid nut allergy!
Q and I looked at several stores for a wooden reusable advent calendar that I could fill with our own treats, but they were all pretty junky despite $30 price tags.
Then Q saw a Playmobil Advent calendar in the toy section at Barnes & Noble. I didn’t buy it at the time even though she said she really wanted it. I assumed it was crazy expensive like the Lego one my son talked me in to. When my son and I went to Barnes & Noble the next week I noticed that the Playmobil ones were $20. We picked it up and surprised her with it.
Cool Mom Picks has a roundup of printable Advent calendars, most of which are free.
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