I can't believe it's already November, I may or may not have already been listening to the Glee Christmas CD.... Since Christmas is usually here VERY quickly I need to get started on our handprint calendars! I have made these every year and while they do take a lot of card stock and paint, many parents have said how much they loved them. My kiddos have also loved having a present to give. The idea came from Little Giraffees and you can find all of the details there. I have changed the pictures for certain months from time to time for example, I made christmas lights around Santa last year with fingerprints for the bulbs and then I used a black marker for the wire. It really is a fun (time consuming) project for the holidays! Also, for 2nd graders I have them put holidays in each month and their birthday. For 1st grade I left the calendar blank and just stuck with the paint. When we finish them I always bring in wrapping paper and the kids wrap them up to take them home.