Monday, December 3, 2012

Let the Countdown Begin!

Only 22 sleeps until Christmas! How has that happened?!  One of my favorite things about Christmas is the build up. I mean, really, it only lasts one day, so I like to milk all of the excitement out if it I can. So December 1st in our house means the tree is up, the house is decorated and the kids get to start their chocolate advent calendars! This year, Rebecca and I have made an additional one (because we can't replace the chocolate ones) but with a twist. We sewed 24 stockings out of felt and yarn and hung them around our door:

Then we put numbers on the outside and photos of friends and family in the US we won't see over the holidays on the inside. Each day the kids take the number off and swap it with a surprise picture. Today, Dec 3rd was a picture of our vacation in Boston with Uncle Ben, Aunt Sona, Lucie and Eva. The kids were so excited and we talked about our trip to Rockport this summer!  

Are you counting down to something next year? We have come across a fabulous website that can help you do just that. Creative Countdown is a customizable countdown calendar website that could be a great gift idea. Whether it's for a 40th birthday or the arrival of a baby, Creative Countdown has cute, creative and clever ways to help you countdown to any big event.  

My personal favorite sample idea:

What about you? How do you countdown to your special love and life moments? Wishing you a fun filled 22 days!


  1. Thanks for the shout out! I love your site and can't wait to purchase some mini monet thank you cards.

  2. Love the ideas! The stocking idea is great.