I found a really great crafty idea to make as an Advent calendar over here. I was super excited to find something that I could put together last minute for some friends. These replace the candy advents that we used to love growing up that usually had really cheap, not-so-tasty chocolate in them. Hello gum!
I glued together two packs of Trident gum, each with 12 pieces to form the 24 day countdown to Christmas. Then I cut some card stock and scrap-booking paper to wrap around the gum packages. Glued on the paper and wrote my little message. Numbered the gum and voila! advent gum calendar. I love it!
Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season!