Open Sesame-It's OK to open these gifts before Christmas. Fill 25 small jars or vials with gifts or notes. Adhere a number sticker to metal-rim tags, and tie them to the containers with holiday ribbon. Nestle all the containers into a basket. Each day, have a family member find the right vessel for the day
DIY Advent Calendar - Add Photos, Poems, Recipes, Artwork, and Momentos. Great to give as a gift already customized to the recipient, or give early so the family can make its own! Can be updated every year, or kept the same to become a family heirloom.
A garland made of 24 hand-cut stockings makes a quick and fun project for you and your children. Adhere two stocking shapes together, and pad the inside of each stocking with cotton balls to give it a fuller look but allow room to hold a treat or note. Then use clothespins to attach the stocking to a length of yarn.