A few years ago I bought a new Advent Calendar for the girls. It's a giant stocking with 24 little pockets for treats or notes. This year, I decided to mix it up with fun stuff (treats/jokes), family activities and giving/spreading goodwill. Below is from our first week:
December 1: decorate the Christmas tree.
December 2: go to the town gathering for the lighting of the tree and meet Santa afterwards.
December 3: what do Santa's elves learn at the North Pole school? The ELFabet! Reese's trees as a treat for each daughter.
December 4: what do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite! Small Activity/coloring book for Bridget and Vogue magazine for Megan.
December 5: what do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes! Santa bubble gum tape (both my girls love it!).
December 6: drive around enjoying the Christmas lights while enjoying Mitchell's ice cream. Mmmm!
December 7: gather two used toys and two good books to donate to a shelter.
So far the first week has been so much fun! Love the holidays and I love my girls!