This is an advent calender. My mother in law "Mimi" revised my husbands after many years of being kept in storage. I loved the fact that this was his when he was little and now our little girls can use this for our future holiday traditions. Our girls will get much, much use out of it. I love it every morning, when Brisla wants to open the door to see what prizes the Elf has left. We recently bought a book called The Elf On The Shelf. Our Elf is named Zart. He repots to Santa every night weather you have been naughty or nice then leaves something behind the door from Santa, himself. It puts a smile on my face and I cant wait till next year when they both can appreciate this old tradition. Thanks Mimi, You Rock.