Friday, August 5, 2011

Christmas Countdown / Advent Calendar Ideas

Here's a few different countdown or Advent Calendar ideas for you.  The little boxes I found at clearance at Target several years ago.  It came colored, but without the numbers and embellishments on.  I used what came in a coordinating kit, including the paper flowers and rub-on numbers.  I added the deer (cut with Cricut).   For those of you who signed up for the Christmas in July e-course with me, this is the project you have a chance to win!
Last year I made the envelope countdown banner.  I think this one's my favorite, but it was definitely time consuming.  The envelopes and all the embellishments were cut from my Cricut and (mostly)the DCWV Christmas stack from last year.
This year I made a clipboard countdown.  We'll be making the clipboard version for one of our fall FaithKeeping projects at Redeemer.  If you are local, it will be sometime in September or October and I would love for you to join us.  Watch this blog for upcoming announcements. Blessings! Karen


  1. Karen, I love all these great ideas you have sent! Hope to have time to do some of them someday. I have saved all of them for the future. Maybe when school starts up again I'll have the time! Thanks, again! Jennifer M.

  2. Thank you for so many ideas. I also have saved the ideas to use when we have time at home - in the fall I hope.

  3. Thanks for sharing your ideas Karen! Love the simplicity!!! Cheryl