Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

I LOVE a fun advent calendar and always try to make one each year.  This year is no exception.  So, before December 1st comes and goes, gather your supplies and make this super easy {and oh so fun, Christmas Countdown}!

Use small kraft paper envelopes and pretty Christmas papers to create a fun and interactive #advent calendar for your entire family to enjoy via #Christmas #countdown #adventcalendar

To make this countdown, you’ll need:

25 small Kraft Envelopes {found in the card making section of Michael’s}

cute Christmas stickers

Christmas card stock/scrapbook paper {you’ll want a few different designs}

number stickers or stamps {1-25}

hole punch

paper cutter & scissors

Christmas ribbon/baker’s twine

binder ring

I started by measuring the size of the envelope on my scrapbook paper and cutting small pieces to insert into each envelope.

I then punched a hole through the corner of each envelope.

And got busy decorating the front of each envelope as well.  I wanted to keep it simple, so I added a sticker for the day {I used a variety of number stickers I already had} and a cute Christmas sticker as well.

Once all the envelopes were decorated, I began coming up with a list of Christmas Countdown activities to do each day leading up to Christmas!

Once every envelope had an activity it was time to assemble the countdown.  I used a binder ring to hold them all together and added a few pieces of cut ribbon and baker’s twine to fancy it up a bit.

I hung ours on our tree, so we can open a new envelope each morning when we wake up!

If you’d rather put these all on display you could easily hang the envelopes individually down a staircase, across your mantel, or even as individual ornaments on a small tree!  My favorite part of this project is that it doubles as a handmade ornament!

Merry Christmas!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.


  1. This is such an awesome idea, Meredith!!

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