I decided this year that I had had enough of meaningless chocolate advent calendars based on a tv programme and was looking for something that could become part of our family Christmas tradition. Was not a difficult to decision to buy this product after reading all the other positive reviews. It is a lovely item (though probably not great for very little children as cardboard can rip when removing books). Tells so much more of the Christmas story than usual and really puts it into a wider biblical context. My children haven't complained about not having chocolate calendars this year and are really enjoying reading them. Highly recommend.