The third one is one I've wanted to make for a few years. It's one I loved growing up. My mom made this felt advent calendar in the 70s at a church craft day. I love that it focuses on the real Christmas story. You move Mary and Joseph up the trail each day and on Christmas, you put Baby Jesus in the manger.
Cassi and her cute girls traced all of the pieces and sent them to me. I don't know who came up with this idea, but they are pretty darn creative. Once I got going on mine, I got a little annoyed with all of the tiny pieces that I kept losing, and that needed to be doubled, ironed on and stitched, but I'm happy with how it came out and my kids are loving it. Some traditions just need to keep going!