I like countdowns and decided that this year our family needed a countdown that was doing fun stuff together throughout December. I looked around on Pinterest and using this and this, came up with our new countdown.
I spent under $5 on this. The board was from Lowe's for $3 something. The clothespins were a dollar (I think) from Walmart. I borrowed the red paint, owned the green paint and used scrapbook paper, fabric, and Modge Podge to make the white, red Ho Ho Ho, and light green clothespins. The Santa clothespin for the 25 is a magnet I've owned forever but the magnet is too weak to hold anything up. The snowmen on each end are ornaments but we own A LOT of ornaments, so I cut a strip of the red fabric and made a new scarf for one of them and hot glued them on. The numbers are from here and here. This year I just let the kids color them. Next year, I'll get them printed all pretty.
And here's what we're going to do each day (not in order). Click to view larger.