I'm annoyed I didn't have enough white tags on hand (they were made and hung after 10 last night), and had no idea when I was writing on the tags how they'd be arranged. I'll definitely do something different for presentation next year, like perhaps actually sew together the one my parents gave me before I had kids.
Ian saw it this morning and said, "A calendar - in the shape of a tree - to countdown for Christmas?" (Imagine his voice raising at the end of each phrase.) He knew exactly what it was for. Each of the tags will eventually have a Christmas activity associated with it. I have a list of options, and am only writing on a few tags at a time so that we can place activities according to our schedule.
Ian flipped over today's tag and it said, "Go to the library and check-out a Christmas book." Of course, the library was pretty much barren of Christmas books, but we did find one to bring home, though Ian was way more excited about the Curious George and Berenstein Bear books.
Stay tuned for more updates on our Advent activities!