Invent your own homey advent calendar with toilet paper rolls and a little additional cardboard. Glue a thick(ish) paper or aluminum foil on the front of the rolls to punch out each day as it comes along. You can either print the dates on the paper for a cleaner look or you can always have fun letting your Little Elves decorate tubes with markers and stickers instead. If you’re feeling especially creative, try having the family construct other holiday shapes instead (such as a tree). Don’t forget to fill each tube with a small gift or holiday thought.