Being at grammy's meant we had to leave the advent calendar. My boy had a hard time understanding it was getting closer to Christmas so we had to make an ad hoc advent at grandma's. And it true me form, I went over the top. Eight pieces of candy individually wrapped with ribbon, counting down the days to Christmas. The clothespins attach them to a ribbon behind. He loved it and had so much fun opening up all the presents. But I don't think I could do 24 presents in the future, after 8 presents I wanted to run away.