December 1st is around the corner. If advent calendars are part of your family holiday tradition make sure you add that to your Thanksgiving grocery list. For the past few years I have been making the kids advent calendars. I fill small inexpensive gift bags with the following; a coupon for me to make their school lunch, a special coin, a small pack of perler beads, socks, underwear, gloves, a coupon for extra dessert after dinner and the list goes on and on. I have a good time with it. And if I get in a pinch money and candy are my back-up.