I have been saving Christmas cards for umpteen years, being the sentimental nerd I am. I finally thought of something to do with some of the pretty cards (thanks, Pinterest).
I used a clear glass to trace circles on the cards over the images I liked and cut them out. Then I numbered them (rubber stamps and embossing powder) and wrote a Christmas season activity on the back for each day - decorate the tree, make Christmas cookies, watch a Christmas movie, etc. Hung on twine with cute little mini clothespins, the paper 'ornaments' made a super cute advent garland. I had this cool tree though in need of bling, so we decorated it with the garland and hung the whole shebang near our dining table. We're ready for the Christmas countdown!