Every year around this time… I am eagerly anticipating the 25 days of Christmas on ABC Family. What can be better then 25 nights filled with Christmas specials, holiday cartoons and holiday fun! During the holidays, I of course work many a late night, designing holidays cards, invitations and wrapping gifts for customers. There is nothing I love more then being able to watch holiday cheer while working late. What can I say… I love the countdown to Christmas… every day is one day closer to joining my family and friends in New Jersey, forcing my dog into a red sweater and standing under the mistletoe with my adorable husband. So this year, I decided I wanted to count down the days down a little differently then just watching Holiday specials… something a little more tangible.
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Ribbon and Ornaments… made from
Stockings Countdown,… fill homemade or storebought stockings with candy treats and holiday surprises. Makes a great garland for your mantel too.
Chest of Drawers Calendar… It’s amazing what some matchstick boxes and scraps of paper can do!
Advent Boxes… these craft boxes are an easy find at art supply stores. Attach vinyl numbers and you can open a small gift every day.
Number Tags… with enough number tags for a month, the possibilities are endless for making your own countdown calendar.
Baby Socks Garland… stray socks in holiday colors is such a cute idea for a child’s room.
Muslim advent sacks… I love these cute little numbered sacks I found on etsy. It’s such a cute way to leave little treats around the house every day for the ones you love.
Clothes line countdown with lunch bags… what can be easier and more stylish then this adorable countdown calendar. Grab some white lunch bags or velum bags, bakers twine (which you can find at Rock Paper Scissors), and clothespins and you are well on your way to Christmas.
Paper Cones Calendar… I love these not only because it’s paper but because it is so darn cute!
Brooklyn Advent Calendar… no time to make your own… scoop up this cute Brooklyn inspired cityscape one.