Growing up, advent wasn't really a big deal in our house. Most years we got a chocolate advent calendar, which we enjoyed, but after being sucked into the vortex that is Pinterest, I though maybe we could step it up a notch for The Bean.
Here are some of the lovely ideas I found:
However, this year we decided to go a different direction. We spent Wednesday night wrapping 24 winter and Christmas books (that we already owned) for The Bean. We tied a ribbon around each one with a numbered tag on it and put them into a basket. Every night at bedtime we plan on opening that day's book and reading it to The Bean as one of his bedtime stories.
This may not be the tradition that we end up following each year, but it's one that I think is nice for this year.
Oh, and The Bean's Oma brought over a chocolate advent calendar for him. He's still a little young for chocolate, but his Mama doesn't mind. ;)