Every year we like to create a DIY advent calendar which bravely aims to provide a wholesome alternative to the chocolate filled, cartoon based versions that cram the shops. (I personally have a slight aversion to these ever since a hungry mouse, in an apparent act of frenzied cannibalism, devoured the contents of days 3, 11 and 18 of my Dangermouse one (this was back in the 80s), leaving behind, ahem, plenty of evidence) This year we have added in a couple of alternative pages, giving you have the choice of using our images or colouring in your own. Colouring in is, of course, really meant for children and if you have some, it may well keep them occupied for a few minutes, but I urge any adult out there to pick up a felt tip and have a go - I just did and found it really quite soothing. Just click the image below to download.
We've teamed up with artist Sean Hennessy to create this FREE downloadable calendar. We spotted Sean's work at a gallery in Brighton last year and were immediately smitten with these illustrations of the animals of the Chinese zodiac (all 12 illustrations are pictured below) . We asked him if he wanted to team up with us and thankfully he agreed. Download yours here