We do this! Each day of December we have an activity to do. Essentially it's an advent calendar but we don't call it that. I put each little card in a miniature stocking. The stockings are hung along our bannister. The kids get to pull out the card each day. Most are things we do anyway, but it's a fun way to organize our holiday season.
Handmade Advent Calendar - gorgeous little boxes, all upcycled (matchboxes, raisin boxes, pudding boxes, jewelry boxes) and this gifts all personalized by kid.
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Print out these cute advent cards to put into your advent calendar. Each day has a way to be kind or serve someone on it. Great way to keep the Christmas spirit! #overstuffedlife
Advent calendar and stocking stuffer ideas for the boyfriend or husband. Updated 2015 list includes inexpensive ideas you can pick up just in time for Christmas.
Toilet paper rolls advent calendars for each child (?) - file under: future advent ideas