After Thanksgiving, we'll hang our little numbered socks to countdown until Christmas and each day in December the girls will wake up to find a little surprise in their sock.
With the girls away at college, I made them numbered advent bags to take back to school after Thanksgiving, until they arrive back home and can use our sock garland . Our youngest loves pigs and adored the Toot & Puddle books growing up, so I used the storybook graphics to create her advent bags. The day she comes home for Christmas break, the image will be Toot and Puddle holding the sign "I'll be Home for Christmas."
Our oldest loves deer and and I found these beautiful graphics to use for her bags. Her last exam is the 13th so she'll be headed home then.
It's a fun way to keep one of their favorite Christmas traditions while being away at school.