Every year since I was a kid my parents would get my brother and I an advent calendar where we'd get to eat a piece of chocolate each day leading up to Christmas. When my husband moved here from Mexico we continued the tradition for him and I and when we have kids we'll do the same with them. This year I came across a reverse advent calendar and loved the idea! Each day December 1-24 you put an item in a box and on December 24 you donate that box to a food bank. What an easy way to give back during the holiday season but also a great reminder for an entire month to be grateful for what we have!