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Countdown to Christmas (2 Versions!)

Countdown to Christmas is an exciting tradition that adds a sprinkle of anticipation and joy to the holiday season. As the days draw nearer to December 25th, children and adults alike eagerly await the festivities. To enhance this experience, we’re delighted to share not just one, but two charming Countdown to Christmas printables with you. With minimal preparation required, these delightful creations are sure to captivate the hearts of your little ones.


Countdown to Christmas (2 Versions!)


To embark on this creative journey, you’ll need the free printables, which can be found at the end of this post. Additionally, gather Christmas-themed scrapbook paper, a couple of clothespins, and adhesive materials such as craft glue, glue dots, or double-sided tape. For an extra touch, consider incorporating a frame (without the glass) and other decorative elements like Christmas bows, ribbons, and small ornaments.

Begin by accessing the download link below and choosing between the two countdown versions: the charming Christmas lights edition or the playful Elf version. Once you’ve made your choice, proceed to print a copy of your selected countdown.



If available, opt for white cardstock or heavy weight paper  for printing. While not mandatory, this choice will add durability to your final product. After printing your countdown and the corresponding numbers, delicately cut out each circle number, ensuring their safe placement.



Now, affix your countdown page onto the chosen scrapbook paper, adjusting the size if necessary. Glue the clothespins in their designated spots. Allow sufficient time for everything to dry, and voila – your Countdown to Christmas is complete!



Feel free to embrace the simplicity of the design or take it up a notch by adding a frame and any embellishments that speak to your festive spirit.



Ready to Create Your Own Countdown to Christmas?

Click the button below to access both versions of this delightful and free printable. Whether you opt for the twinkling Christmas lights or the mischievous Elf, these countdowns are bound to infuse your home with holiday cheer.


As you embark on this creative venture, consider personalizing your Countdown to Christmas to match your home’s decor or your family’s unique style. Here are a few suggestions to inspire your creativity:

1. Personal Touches:

  • Encourage your children to add their artistic flair by coloring or decorating the numbers before attaching them to the countdown.
  • Include a family photo on the countdown to make it a personalized keepsake.

2. Themed Decorations:

  • Align your Countdown to Christmas with your overall holiday theme. If you’re going for a rustic look, incorporate twine and natural elements into the design.

3. Interactive Elements:

  • Create a daily ritual by having your child move a small ornament or decoration along with the countdown each day.

4. Surprise Pockets:

  • Attach small pockets to each day on the countdown where you can slip in a sweet treat, a festive joke, or a tiny toy.

5. Countdown Display:

  • Consider placing your countdown in a central location where everyone can see it. This not only builds excitement but also serves as a beautiful holiday decoration.

The beauty of these Countdown to Christmas printables lies in their simplicity and versatility. Whether you choose the luminous charm of Christmas lights or the whimsy of mischievous Elves, these creations are bound to become cherished elements of your holiday traditions.

As you embark on this joyful endeavor, share your creations on social media using the hashtag #ChristmasCountdownCreations. We can’t wait to see the unique touches and creative twists you add to make this Countdown to Christmas uniquely yours!

Wishing you a holiday season filled with warmth, joy, and the magic of anticipation as you count down to the most wonderful time of the year!


Wednesday 29th of November 2023

These are both so cute!! I can't wait to work on both this weekend! I am the librarian at a middle school, and I'm going to do one as a countdown to Christmas Break and the other to Christmas. Many of my students are going to love this!!


Wednesday 29th of November 2023

That is such an amazing idea! I love it, Tracy! Happy Holidays!!

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