Christmas Countdown with Style + Advent Ideas

November 26, 2012 by 9 Comments

Pinch me, it can’t be true!  December, really!?  I love making special memories for my family and December is so full of memory making moments, I can hardly stand it!  Here are some awesome ways to create a Christmas Countdown with style for your sweeties.

1.  Any candle can be transformed into a perfect Countdown to Christmas!  Countdown with chalk on a ready-made vinyl cutout or use your Silhouette Cutting Machine to make your own cutout.

2. I’m always amazed at how beautiful brown paper packages are…check out this advent calendar using a tree branch and scrapbook paper flags.  Too cute!


3.  Countdown for Christmas with nature themed ornaments or metallic blingy ornaments….whatever raises your excitement for the arrival of Christmas most!


4.  Make an Advent Tree and use the corresponding 4×6 printable to read scripture about the Christmas Story daily.

It’s Overflowing

5.  DIY Matchbox Christmas Countdown.  As each “drawer” is turned around, a picture is revealed!

6.  Use paper and toilet paper rolls and make a fun woodland scene with surprises inside.


7.  Luminary Advent Calendar made from upcycled baby food jars.

Design, Dining + Diapers

8.  Popsicle Sticks and Origami makes this a great advent calendar that kids can help with.

Crafty Nest

9.  Oh My Goodness..these little socks are so cute!  The perfect size for holding a little treat for my sweeties as we countdown to Christmas!

10.  Vegetable cans upcycled with colorful tissue paper…fun ornament to add to the branches each day!

Room Envy

11.  Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Calendar.

 Cherished Bliss

12.  This is our family’s favorite Christmas Countdown!  Daily Kiss for Mommy and Daddy…Daily Kiss for Baby!

It’s Overflowing

BONUS.  And for a little extra fun…an Elf on the Shelf Schedule for the entire month of December…how cool is that!?!

The Party Dress

Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch


9 Responses to “Christmas Countdown with Style + Advent Ideas”
  1. Oooo, I love your ideas and inspiration Aimee – thanks!

  2. Ashley says:

    Thanks so much for including my Advent Aimee! : )

  3. Wow! So many ideas. When our kids were growing up, we always had an Advent tree made of felt, placed on the wall, on which the kids, after daily Advent devotions, place a Chrismon for that day, on the tree.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Such great ideas and so many of them. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Staples has them, too!!! XO, Aimee

    Enter here to win a $100 Staples Gift Card.

  6. Oh heeeyyyy, that’s my luminary advent calendar up there! Thanks so much for the feature Aimee :)

  7. leenie says:

    Love the luminary idea! so creative.

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