We haven't put up an Advent Calendar since the kids were all young, but I saw this darling Making Memories kit - in Target of all places! - and just had to have it. The kit comes complete with the heavy chipboard red box with 25 little drawers, all precut papers for the drawer fronts, rub-ons, chipboard buttons, poinsettias, ribbon and holly and brads. The only things I added were Xyron adhesive for the papers (these fit the X-box sticker maker exactly), three brads for the flower centers and tiny ribbons for the buttons. I would have loved this when the kids were little for special little prizes or candies each day - maybe I'll put some tiny embellishments in each drawer for my own private Advent calendar!
Sidenote: I used my tiny Heidi Swapp iron to straighten the ribbon - you know, the itty bitty pink and black one that looks like it's made for Barbie. Well, I forgot it and left it plugged in all last night and all day today while at work! The good news is that I didn't melt my cutting mat, burn down the house or fry my iron! It still works! So that's a good endorsement for that little iron.