Here's a really cute advent calendar made by Kathy Latz. She used a painters canvas and covered it with designer paper. The writing at the top she did on the computer. The little jars are favor tins from Wilton. Lots of times you can find these at dollar stores. She just used velcro on the bottom of the tin and on the calendar. She filled the tins with pieces of candy. But if you watched all year you could find a big variety of little toys or other items to put in the tins. I might have to think about scheduling an Advent Calendar class next October or November. What do you think? I always used to get advent calendars for my nieces and nephew but they've gotten so expensive that I've quit doing it. This would be perfect because they could save it from year to year. You could always put it on a sheet of metal and use magnets to hold the tins on. Some people just have such wonderful ideas and I'm so glad that they share them.