Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can start focusing on Christmas and decorating our home. Most years, I have a hard time even thinking about Christmas until Thanksgiving and my daughter’s birthday (Nov. 26th) are over. This year, I am happy to say that I was DONE with Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving (minus stocking stuffers).
Seeing as how it’s time to start decorating, we’ve already pulled out all of our Christmas lights & decorations and are deciding what we want to buy new this year and where we want everything to go in our home. My girlfriend has pulled out all of her decorations to create her Christmas village, most of our lights are hung outside, our big blow-up Santa is going into the yard this afternoon and the tree will be coming very soon!
I love having something for the kids to decorate too. My 9-year-old doesn’t believe in Santa (actually, he never did!) but still loves looking at the calendar and seeing how much time there is until Christmas Day. He’s always asking how many more days are left until Christmas! I always loved the advent calendars with little doors filled with chocolates as a kid and while we still do those, I came up with this Countdown to Christmas Santa Advent Calendar as a fun visual & a great way to get my son in the Holiday spirit.
This printable is free to you and super easy to use! First, print the advent calendar. If hanging especially, it works best to print on a heavier paper – like cardstock. To hang, simply punch a hole in the top center of the paper. Run a string or ribbon through and hang on a thumb tack or nail. Starting December 1st , glue a cotton ball on the date. Continue through December 24th, and when Santa has a full beard that means he’s coming to deliver presents that night!
Click on the image below to download your own Countdown to Christmas Santa Advent Calendar!