Found this VERY cute Christmas Family Photo Advent Calendar on Etsy tonight [edited: dangit! The Etsy listing is gone! This one sounds at least similar: Family Photo Advent Calendar]. I was researching various ways to do advent calendars - since December starts in about a week, I figure I should get started!
I've seen variations on the cookie sheet calendar, and variations on little matchboxes that you open up for little treats. I was considering doing something where we could pull our corny little Christmas jokes each day (because corny is so ME, and my kids know that). But I'm liking the family photo idea - it would be so neat to look forward to the different pictures each day, looking back over the holidays we've shared. I would think you could combine that photo idea with the magnetic cookie sheet idea - just get thin sheets of magnetic paper and adhere the cardstock number to one side, and the photo to the other side - the magnet would still stick to the cookie sheet, right? That would sure be easier than pounding in 25 little nails. Hmmm, the holiday wheels are turning...
EDITED TO ADD:
Now that I can't find the original image of the one I was going to scraplift, I'm going to have to improvise. I'll let you know how it turns out!
Do you keep an Advent Calendar? How does yours work? Share a comment below!