We have begun or countdown to Christmas. Since Aidan was very young, we have celebrated this season of reverence and the anticipation of celebrating Jesus' birth. It is a perfect opportunity for us, including my children, to remember what is truly important in life and that there is a Truth.
We use an Advent calandar like this one from Germany. Each day the boys open a flap and we talk about the picture inside. Then they receive a surprise, which includes gifts (beanbags, stickers, etc), and fun crafts (dying playsilks, making a gingerbread house, decorating the winter nature table, etc.)