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Christmas Countdown Inspirations

If you’re anxiously waiting for December 25th to arrive keep yourself distracted with some fun DIY projects. Check out some of our favorite ways to enjoy the countdown to Christmas!

We’re only a little ways away from December, which means the Christmas countdown is about to begin! There are so many wonderful ways to get into the spirit of the season from decorating cookies to decorating wit holly! Instead of anxiously waiting for December 25 th to arrive, relax and enjoy those other 24 days! If you need to keep your hands busy then try working on a different craft each day. From DIY advent calendars to hot coco concoctions, there are so many different ways to enjoy the countdown to Christmas.  

Create your own Advent Calendar

Instead of counting down the days on your fingers, create this DIY advent calendar to mark the sleeps until Santa comes. Create little gift baskets and give your child one per day so he or she gets excited for Christmas. As for the adults, you can label your presents and stack each one until you get to 24. Everyone will love the excitement and that it was made from the heart.

Christmas Stockings

Get creative and design your own Christmas stockings. Make each one unique by adding the person’s initials to the top and mixing and matching the colors. These are great gifts to bring to a Christmas party or just to hand out to friends. Making these stockings will get anyone excited about the arrival of Christmas! 

Set the Table with a Snowman Table Setting

A couple days before Christmas try spicing things up with this snowman table setting. Transform your ordinary dinner table into an adorable snowman with a scarf and hat! This is sure to have people smile with anticipation.


Sip on your Hot Cocoa with Delicious Hot Cocoa Dippers

Once you have the presents in order and the house all decorated, the last step in preparing for Christmas Day is to sit and relax! While lounging at home waiting for Santa to come, sip on some hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Use these candy cane hot cocoa dippers to make your hot chocolate extra special. The marshmallow and chocolate will melt into your drink and warm your entire body.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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