One tradition I always enjoyed as a child was the Advent Calendar at Christmas. I was a third grader living in Germany when I learned about them in my Host Country Culture class.
Representing the four Sundays prior to Christmas, Advent calendars start on December 1st and count the days until Christmas Day. They were first made by German Lutherns in the 1800's but now are part of American Christmas culture.
I don't have time to make one this year but I'm showing you two I especially like. Which would you pick?