This Christmas I wanted to do something different so I made this calendar using small square envelopes and hung it like bunting. The surprises are placed inside the evening before because my kids are cheeky and curious and I don’t like them ruining their surprise gifts. My daughter loved it and now she wakes up earlier so che can open her calendar 🙂

I used small money envelopes, pretty paper, big round puncher, twine and assorted scrapbooking elements & stickers. Just decorate the envelopes as you like then close it over the twine.

Variation: For my son’s calendar, I pin an envelope to his bulletin board and it gives directions to where he can find his surprise. It’s like a treasure hunt and he loves it.