on my Christmas trip to Germany in 2007, i picked up an advent calendar that was made with mini clothespins to hang from a string.
it never really worked without pulling it all down once you put the least bit of weight on it. so i found a piece of wood to paint and glitter up.
then got some holiday gift bags, light enough to not break the clips, but just the right size for small gifts and surprises
Trooper and Oreo will be pleasantly surprised ...