OK, this isn't so much of a real post, as it is an idea that I just came up with. This is why I have no pictures or tutorials or anything. I literally just thought of it 2 minutes ago!
My 4 year old wakes up every morning asking me if it is Christmas yet, so I thought I'd print out an Advent Calendar for her. I chose this one. (If you didn't click, it is a Christmas tree outline, with ornaments that you cut out and paste to the tree each day). This led to a train of thoughts that went something like this: "What if I made one from felt, and mounted it in some sort or frame or something.... or what if I made them magnetic, somehow....hmmm... Ooh! OOh!!! I GOT IT!!!..."
I could get a small Christmas tree... the 1 foot tall ones that they sell at the dollar store (or craft store). Then I could get some of the tiny ornaments that they sell at the dollar, too. I could set up the tree on a shelf or something, and wrap each ornament in a tiny box or something, and number each one 1-25, then place all of the tiny presents under the tiny tree. Each day, one of the kids can choose the ornament with that day's date on it, and hang it on the tree!!! I sooo want to do this! I am not sure if it will happen this year, but I HAVE to remember it for next year!