Every year I say I'm going to make myself an advent calendar at the beginning of the year. And then every year it becomes December and I haven't made one. I put one together this year sometime in August. Basically, I took stuff I'd found in my apartment and forgot about, some recent garage sale finds, and even some recent other purchases. I just found containers that things would fit in and numbered them randomly. Here's my collection of containers:
Etsy swap I joined recently.
I remember some of the things I put in the boxes, others not so much, I think it will be fun. Plus, starting on the 13th I get to open presents from my partner in the 12 Days of Christmas swap.