December 1st!! Today the kids got to open the first present from the Advent Tree. Will was the first to open. We started this tradition a few years ago. I fill 24 little bags with a small gift and hang it on the tree. Hannah glittered the numbers on. I only spend $1 on each gift...I go to the dollar store, the Target dollar bin and Michael's. Slinky's, lip gloss, gum, scratch cards, chocolate gold coins, little legos... Cheap! Each kid also has the chocolate Advent calender from Trader Joe's.