It's the 1st of December and the Christmas Day countdown has begun. (Just breath!). I haven't bought an advent calendar yet as I'm not sure anything containing chocolate would last more than 30 seconds in our house. So I'm thinking that one of these from JA! (aka Janine de Waal and Alta Stegmann) would be perfect. Completely different and beautifully illustrated by Alta, they most definitely remind me of the more magical and fun side of the festive season. You can buy them at the Fringe Market this Saturday or at the Designer-Maker Artisan Market on the 14-16th December. You can also find them at Tastebud in Stellenbosch, Pulp Kitchen & Deli in Willowbridge and at Marigold and Blank Space in Cape Town. Included in the box are 25 cards, red ribbon and the prettiest instructions ever.