These days it's a little more complicated. I've been collecting small things since the summer, actually. Last year my dad made the boys wooden reindeer that have the important task of carrying the goodies.
ladybug? I think he's going to like that.
And this is the finished Advent calendar hanging in big brother's room (yes, he has a beach view on his wall, courtesy of my dad).
Anyone out there who sewed 48 bags before? Do I need to start in January or is July enough?!