we started off by creating a A 4 sheet of paper with 2012 dates down the bottom of the page- with a space for a child's drawing at the top. You can download calendar dates from the internet- an example is here: http://www.blankcalendar.org/yearly_calendars/2012_calendar_vertical.jpg
Then on a seperate sheet of paper I asked the children to draw a special drawing (or collage, or both), then we glued it in place and put it through the laminator.
For hanging, we punched a hole in the top and thread some ribbon through it.
A simple, personalised gift for friends and family.