I have been wanting to make an advent calendar for a few years now and I am so excited that I finally got one done (and only 2 days into December!). I just used items from around the house. . .index cards, shipping tags, red baker’s twine and sparkly corners. I stamped the day of the month on the front and then I wrote something different on the back of every card. Every once in a while there is a card that says “treat”, which will be either a small present or a fun family outing. The other days say things like do something kind for a stranger, send a drawing to great grandma, donate a toy, decorate the house, bake cookies for the neighbors, learn a new carol, etc etc. I think M is going to love it and as long as I plan a head a day or two, it will be a fun way to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas.