We have to have a countdown to Christmas at our home…or I will get asked every day how many more days until Christmas. Really my girls could use a countdown calendar for every Holiday. It is actually Lola’s Birthday the end of November and we have a countdown calendar for her birthday going right now. I know it is early but I have to get a head start on these things- we go see family in December so I like to get our Christmas up early to actually enjoy it.
I do look forward to the calendar maybe just as much as my kids do. I love to set it up and typically look for a different place to hang our calendar every year. The past two years I hung it on an old vintage door. I thought about putting on our stair garland, maybe next year.
This year I decided to hang it on our French Cup Holder. I love this cupholder and normally have mugs, cups and cutting boards hanging from it in our kitchen. I made our countdown on muslin bags. I painted the numbers with stencils and some gray paint I had.
Another reason I really look forward to the countdown calendar is because of what I put inside each muslin bag. I do a scripture, with a service challenge or a Christmas activity along with a little sweet treat or an orange. It helps to really direct our attention to the purpose of Christmas. It is also a really nice way to have family time every night.
You can read and print out what I put in each of my little bags HERE.
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Number Stencil HERE
White Paper Basket Weave Basket HERE
Apothecary Glass Jars HERE
Gold Scissors HERE
White Felt Garland HERE
You can see what I did with my Countdown Calendar last year HERE. Love to hear what you do in your Christmas Countdown- please leave a comment and let me know!