Friday Favorites–Christmas Countdowns

I seem to have a short attention span when it comes to the method we use in our house to count down to Christmas.  I’ve been through many over the years, never using the same one in exactly the same way for more than a couple of years.  I’m working on yet another, but this might be my favorite yet.  I’ll show it to you soon, but the only hint I’ll give right now is that it involves zippers.  In the meantime, I’ll share a few others I’ve found.  I might need to hang onto some of these for when I get that wandering eye again.

Friday Favorites - 10 Christmas Countdowns

So many Christmas countdowns are meant for kids, so I think it’s great that The Dating Divas have come up with one to share with your spouse.

The Dating Divas - Spouse Christmas Countdown

From My Feathered Nest made this clever countdown with beads that you move from one side to the other as the days pass.

From My Feathered Nest - Christmas Bead Countdown

Tell your kids they get to pop a balloon every day until Christmas AND there’s something inside and they’ll be all over this idea from The Gunny Sack.

The Gunny Sack - Smarties Surprise Christmas Countdown

The idea behind this calendar from CutesyCraftsBoutique on Etsy is that you add a piece to the scene at the top each day until its complete on Christmas.

CutesyCraftsBoutique - Christmas Countdown Calendar

This quick and easy idea from For My Love Of could hold any kind of ornaments or treats.

Corinna Ashley - Quick Christmas Countdown

This idea from Better Homes and Gardens is so sweet.  Each day you turn the number around to reveal a photo of a family member!

Better Homes and Gardens - Family Photo Christmas Countdown

This advent clock from Michele Made Me is a unique take on a countdown.

Michele Made Me - Advent Clock Calendar

This cone-shaped countdown from Spoonful would be easy to make and is great if you don’t have somewhere to hang a calendar.

Spoonful - Cone Advent

This ornament boxes from Burlap and Denim look pretty waiting in the vase and can be moved right to the tree as they’re opened.

Burlap and Denim - Advent Ornament Boxes

I don’t need to say anything about this quilt from Trillium Designs.  So cute!

Trillium Design - Stocking Advent Calendar Quilt

I’ve got to get back to work on my calendar!