So I did it for my husband and my kids.
To make my calendars I bought 50 blank holiday cards at Michael's (they came in packs of 8 for $1), one roll (10 yards) of wired ribbon, and 50 clothes pins (from Target for $1.50).
On each of the squares I thought of a funtivity to do with my kids every day leading up to Christmas. Some are elaborate--like going sledding, acting out the Nativity story, or baking cookies for neighbors. Others are simple, like eating a candy cane, watching a Christmas movie, or reading a Christmas book under the Christmas tree.
For Matt, I followed the idea from the Dating Divas more carefully.
- 1/3 of the squares were a funtivity we could do (go to Starbucks, drink Nog and watch Elf, play a game).
- 1/3 of the squares were compliments.
- 1/3 of the squares were services (make his favorite dinner, give him a back rub, and a few sexier ideas that I won't dish on ...)
When all of the activities were written and mapped out, I stuffed them in a card, put the card in a numbered envelope, hung the ribbon, and put the cards on the ribbon.
Each day my kids and husband will get to open one card and will be surprised with a fun pre-Christmas activity.
For a more elaborate and traditional scrapbook design (instead of my retro-colors) please go to the Dating Divas and check out their free downloads!