We do a few things to count down to Christmas at our house. First, a paper chain (I am pretty sure we took links off in the past, but Ryan insisted on adding links this year):
Then a few advent calendars...one Fisher Price one that I bought, and one that my mom got at a craft fair. Good to have two...fewer disagreements:
Finally, the local paper puts out a calendar at the beginning of the month and prints a little picture everyday to add to it, so it tells a nice story by Christmas:
Ironically, we will not be home for the weeks surounding Christmas this year, so we will miss finishing all of these up! Oh, well. It will ekkp the munchkins occupied until then.