Congratulations on your purchase of a Sadvent Calendar! As always, each item has been hand-selected to help you make the most of the holiday season. On the following page you’ll find a day-by-day guide for what’s behind each door. Feel free to check back after Christmas to make sure you’ve gotten everything the calendar has to offer. On behalf of the entire Sadvent team, we wish you a new year that’s a little bit better than the one you’ve got now.
A photo of your best friend from kindergarten who’s aging remarkably well.
An MP3 download of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus… and Uncle Rick… and Mrs. Elkins From Next Door.”
A 10% discount card good for one round of egg freezing.
A contentment-scented candle (burning time: three minutes).
A pair of extremely comfortable track pants one size bigger than you usually buy.
Your ex-girlfriend’s toothbrush, just as she left it.
A motivational note from someone who bought Bitcoin at $25.
A one-year subscription to Tinder Plus.
Some holly, jolly Prozac.
A note from your mother requesting you not make the yuletide gay this year.
A diagram showing how far your teeth have moved since your braces came off.
Your Parents’ Divorce, Volumes 1-3.
Goodwill towards men, 77% will towards women.
A medallion of St Monica, the patron saint of alcoholics.
A photo of your father’s face the moment he realized that by pushing you into a higher socio-economic class he’d also alienated you forever.
A Balsam fir scratch-n-sniff eviction notice.
Some holly and an IV.
A gingerbread house (the only property you’ll ever own).
A fleeting sense of what America was like before 9/11.
A sage and onion pessary.
An elf help book (How to Get Off the Naughty List and into Recovery).
A peppermint-flavored noose.
Pumpkin spice bleach.
*Santa’s Workshop is temporarily closed due to allegations against Santa Claus.