For the first day, I had the girls make a fort house with blankets and I read to them in the fort. I think they found every blanket in the house to create the fort. They used rubber bands and safety pins to fasten the blankets-to-blankets as well as blankets-to-chairs. The fort had even more blankets in it along with pillows.
The girls each picked a Christmas book they wanted me to read in the fort. A couple of the cats even joined us to listen to the stories.
Part of the Advent calendar that I made. Each envelope is hand-embroidered.
The pockets close with a circle of velcro.