I've wanted to make my DD an advent calendar but didn't really have a whole lot of time. SOOOO I bought teacher snowflakes, the ones that teachers use on their calendars at school. They cost me .49 cents at the Goodwill. So I put the numbers on the snowflakes and stuck them up backwards and DD will be able to take one down each day from now until Christmas, I am thinking about doing the same thing in Jan. for her birthday. Here is what I like about it, no candy and no toys, both of which she doesn't need extra of right now anyway.