1997This was the year of the Gingerbread Activity Garland. Using an idea similar to this, I made a bunch of paper gingerbread men and strung them into a garland. However, before gluing them shut (with just a dab of glue at the bottom), inside each little "card" I wrote an activity, similar to ones found here. Then each day we'd open one up and find time to do that activity.
We had so much fun that the next year we made one to send to the cousins.