Start the Christmas tradition of a reverse Advent calendar to give to a food bank or a family in need. Your kids will learn the power of giving to those in need, and you'll give a much needed helping hand during the holiday season.
Very simple and sweet. I love that the original post says, "without the religious overtones this could be fun - maybe moving a gnome or star?" Sure, because why would we want religious overtones on Christmas -- you know, CHRIST'S MASS?