LOVE this idea... It's a daily calendar that is reused each year and gets better the longer you use it. Each day you write the year and something that happened that day like, "(Child's name) took her first steps." Imagine how neat it would be in 10 years.
Guess what I'm going to do with all the photo Christmas cards? Prayer Sticks! Popsicle stick with picture of family member or friend. Each day have child (or you) draw a name and you both pray for that person.