In stead of a classical chocolate advent calendar from the shops, make your own personal one using this guide!
Creative Holiday Crafts for Kids: Prize Surprise (via FamilyFun Magazine) DIY Advent Calendar. TP rolls cut in half, wrapped in tissue paper, with toys inside.
Christmas gift wrapping ideas - Use old sweater sleeves to make gift bags
Set of 24 Handmade Advent Calendar Ornaments by felterrific