I finished up my advent calendar that I planned and bought the materials for just after last Christmas, now I'm ready for December 1 to roll around. It is a series of 24 little pockets joined together with some double fold bias tape. I bought a Christmas-y charm pack so I didn't even have to cut the squares. It was still quite a bit of sewing though. And the numbers are just stickers. I couldn't think of any more durable way to do the numbers that wouldn't take all year to do. So we'll see how durable they end up being.
I will definitely be putting a chocolate for Henry into the pockets (must remember to fill only one pocket at a time so there is no temptation for a little boy to eat all 24 at once). And I want to put a little slip of paper with a Christmas activity on it. Even though Henry can't read the paper I think it will be nice to tell him in the morning what we'll be doing. Christmas is going to be so fun this year!