Monday, November 29, 2010

The countdown is here!

We are SO excited for Christmas and to share with you what we love during this season.  To get things started, here's a fun idea for a countdown with your kids. 

These are 25 small paper bags (sold at Roberts) filled with little gifts for your kids to find each day.  Lisa hangs hers from twine on a kitchen wall...

...and I hang them from a wired tree.  However you display it, its a fun daily activity as you get closer to the big day!

These darling stickers from Country Loft in Lehi (288 E. Main Street) makes the decorating easy.  They are done and decorated...just stick on the bag!  Lisa got them last year and hopefully they are there again this year.

 I had bought a set of Christmas tags from Die Cuts with a View that I used to decorate my bags.  Any Christmas paper you have around will work!  I also just used number stickers from Roberts.

For the gifts inside, Dollar Tree has tons of cute little toys and activities that would also work great for stocking stuffers.  You also can't go wrong with the dollar bin at Target!  For the bigger items, I just put a little note in the bag to remind me which one they get that day.

We hope this inspires you to enjoy a fun new tradition with your kids too!


  1. this is the cutest idea! i will be doing this when i have kids!! so fun.

  2. after seeing this ides a couple of times, I finally did it for my kids this year. Each day will have either candy, small toy, or an activity (like reading Christmas books, movie night, see Christmas lights, etc.) to do. I don't hang it sack gets put out every day on the kitchen table. So far it's been a hit. Thanks for sharing this idea!