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Monday, December 7, 2020

Countdown to Christmas

 Hello Friends,

Today, I want to share with you a countdown for Christmas that we made for our boys and Sam's girlfriend Catie. 

I got this idea from Kris Junk Chick Cottage

Thank you, Kris, for all the great ideas you share on your blog. You are inspiration!!

Kris did visit Target to help her create her countdown. We do not have a Target close by. I needed to tweak the idea Kris shared.

I shared the idea Kris shared with my husband. He thought we could make a countdown using cardboard and paper.

"with Tuppence for paper and strings.."

We cut out 24 days and used an envelope on the back for the big day.

 The Magic of Christmas!

 We used candy, candy canes and money as the gifts inside each day.


We were pleased with how they turned out.

And I am so happy our boys appreciate the magic of Christmas. 

I think we all need it this year 2020.

May you never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve.


  1. Carla, I love it. Kris does share great ideas. I am glad your boys still love Christmas and that Sam is sharing with Catie. Stay warm and safe. Blessings to all, xoxo,love Susie

  2. So perfect, Carla! We've always had an advent calendar for the kids, but I reconsidered it with not being able to shop in the stores. I *almost* didn't fill it, but I think this year we all needed it just a little bit more. UPS to the rescue. Love your quotes...

  3. What a cute idea Carla. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a work of love.
    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Such a precious idea!!!!!


  5. Wow, it is lovely! I need to check out her blog.

  6. Good idea. I used to do things like that with my kids, too. I miss those times. Thanks for your last sentence. ;-)

  7. Oh Carl I like this so much and it will mean more that you made these for the kiddos. How sweet. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

  8. A lovely idea.
    This year more than ever we need to keep the magic of Christmas all around us.

    All the best Jan

  9. Fun! We have an advent calendar, too, but there's no candy involved (the kids put little ornaments on a picture to complete the Christmas story - angels, sheep, Mary and Joseph, etc. My Mom gave it to us when the kids were little). Even though they're great big teenagers (and adults!) they still insist I put it up every year. :) Thanks for sharing yours!

  10. Oh Carla .That 's a darling and fun calendar!!
    I always follow the Santa app tracker and I of course look for him , TO the top of the house to the top of the wall? Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!

  11. I keep losing my comments! As I was saying ;P I know your boys appreciate the Advent calendars. Part of the fun of Christmas is the anticipation! Cute idea!


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