I know today is December first but it is not too late to start an advent calendar. Even better why not make your own! I saw this mini muffin pan idea and thought it was brilliant. So smart to use something one already has. I also like the idea that you can put wee items in that you know the kids will enjoy. In my house it would be Lindt chocolates and bubble gum. Maybe even some funky erasers or earrings. The paper covering the openings can be scrap book paper or recycled Christmas cards. Just have some fun with it and leave those nasty wax advent calendars on the store shelves.