Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Count it down!

Our first married Christmas together I decided to make a little Countdown for Chad. Why wait for kids to create an awesome countdown, I'm super stoked for the holiday too! I went all out and made 25 Christmas cards. Some had activities for us to do, and some just had little love notes for days that were going to be too busy.

This year I was not going to make 25 Christmas cards, and I wasn't going to reuse the old ones, partly because I didn't want to look for them and partly because Christmas in the desert is going to be slightly different. We can't make snow angels, go sledding or build a snowman. It's just not happening.

So I made a new countdown this year, kept it nice and simple and I like how it turned out. I got to use my cricut and glitter, is there anything better? I glittered some clothes pins then glued them to some foam board (all from the dollar store!). I filled our countdown with things we would do anyways (decorate the tree, bake cookies), some surprises (shhhhh...) and some things that I want to do and don't want to forget (crockpot hot cocoa, make a wreath for the front door). I'm super excited for something fun everyday of the month, and Chad's excited for another month full of surprises!


  1. Way cute idea! Is that just up on your wall or is it on some kind of poster board?

    1. I just glued the clothes pins to some foam board. Thanks for asking, I'll add it to the post ;)

  2. Super cute :) Are Cricuts amazing?

  3. Very cute! I have plans to do something similar for our advent calendar this year! ;)

  4. This is such a great idea! I wanted to make an advent calendar this year but decided it wouldn't be a good idea because my son is only 6 months old. But the way you present it makes me think I need to get crackin' and make one tonight! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Glad to be your newest follower. Thanks for joining the Bloggers for Christmas link-up - looking forward to seeing you again next Friday!

    Merry Christmas,

  5. Thanks so much for linking up with us today! ;) And no, there seriously is nothing better than glitter!

    Happy Christmastime!


  6. LOVE the glittery clothespins! :) Thanks so much for linking up!

    lace, etc.

  7. Love this! I agree, no need to wait for kids to be crafty for the Holidays.
    For those with kids, It would be cute to add a finger print to the back of one and save it to make an ornament the next year or just for a keepsake.

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up!


  8. This is cute. Thanks for linking up at pinterest Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.
    We three crabs