“Allston Christmas” Part 4: Advent Calendar

When I was a wee poppet, my parents would buy me an advent calendar.  For those unfamiliar with this tradition, it’s a gift often given to children a month before Christmas. The commercially-made versions consist of a box with little numbered doors that are opened each day to reveal a special treat while waiting for Christmas.

In my neighborhood in Cambridge, there is a home with an advent calendar of sorts: Each day there is a new surprise outside marked with a “Free” sign.

Behold, a selection of the “gifts” left outside for the past four days:



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