Advent Calendar

Now that Michael is two, and starting to understand more and more, it’s time to begin creating our family holiday traditions.

So, last week, Erin bought our first Advent Calendar.

Michael was ready to open it immediately, but with a little convincing we were able to explain that we needed to wait until Monday, today, to open the first box.

This morning, I realized that the entire calendar was empty.

I don’t know why I expected it to be pre-filled, but I did. I’m glad I checked. Now, Erin and I have to figure out how to fill all 25 days.

So, how do we fill it? Thoughts?

After a little online research, the following ideas were my favorites:

Bible Verses
Activities (buy Christmas tree, etc.)
Christmas stories (picture or line from a book we will read that day)
Christmas movies (picture or line from a movie we will watch that day)
Small toys

What are your favorite Advent Calendar ideas?