In my last post I mentioned that I was eager to start the countdown to Christmas. 48 days left, well 47 days and 10 hours if you want to get a little more technical! 🙂
I feel like I’ve been waiting since last Christmas to bust out my favourite holiday movies and cuddle up with a giant mug of hot chocolate. So I’ll probably be checking out the countdown clock quite often. Once it gets a little closer though I wanted to have something that would act as a decoration but also a daily way to keep track.So even though it’s still early I wanted to have something made and ready to go when I needed it. I made a Christmas countdown printable that I can use to countdown the days. I figured it would also be good for my nephew since his dogs always seem destroy his chocolate countdown. I haven’t decided yet if I’m just going to print it off and leave it as is or if I want to put it in a festive frame and be able to use a dry erase marker so I can use it again next year. Either way, it’s a fairly simple countdown where you just cross off the number that corresponds with the date. Like so: Or if you and/or any kiddos in your life want to get creative you can allow whoever is doing the crossing off that day to colour a holiday themed picture or put a sticker over the number: I’ve been eyeing some more elaborate advent calendars lately but they can be pricey or time consuming to make so for now I’m happy with this one, even if I had a bigger one I still would want to use this one too. There is something satisfying about physically crossing those days off! I also tested it out and on my widescreen computer it looks good as a background. On the stretch to fill setting it looks okay but obviously a little stretched, fit to screen is my favourite way to have it because it’s in the centre and I can make the background colour red, green or any other colour I want. Feel free to use as either way and let me know what your favourite things about the holidays are!