The bearded Santa is the one I've done every year, but when she expressed a desire for change, it got me thinking, too.
So I started searching online for alternatives.
I have to tell you!!! there are TONS of advent calendar ideas out there but not many that kids can actually make.
Here's what I finally came up with. I've pinned all these so if there's one you like, just click on the image to go to my board.
Hmmm....so hard to decide, but you know what? I think I'm going for the colourful stand-up trees. Our bulletin board space is always at a premium in December, so they could line up along one of my top shelves.
I'd love to see what your kids will be making for a Christmas countdown calendar. Be sure to let me know ... and Sandi, too :)