We haven't had an advent calendar in our house, ever.
I know, horrible mother.
Truth is I didn't want the extra candy around and Ethan was still too small to really "get it".
This year is a different story.
He's starting to "get it" so we needed an advent calendar.
I was browsing all the fabulous ones on Pinterest but most required sewing (I do not) and many seemed really time consuming (I have very little).
So I made a really simple easy one.
All I did was cut strips of paper, fold them in half and hot glue the sides to make a pocket.
Then I cut out squares of green and red paper, stamped them with the numbers and hot glued them on.
I then filled each with Christmas M&M's (a favorite in our house), hung some ribbon and used mini clothespins to hang them.
I couldn't fit all of them on one strand but I like having two.
Best part, I only had to buy the ribbon and candy.
Everything else I already had.
I'm very happy with the end result and I know Ethan will be so excited to start counting down the days.
I know I am.