Counting Down the Days Until Christmas with Funky Pigeon

Ahhhh, the anticipation of Christmas! Not long until the big day, are you prepared? Have you finished or are you one of the last minute frantic shoppers? I'm definitely in the latter category. It really is the most wonderful time of the year however for me the best part of Christmas has to be the countdown to the big day. 

It makes the whole month of December fun and exciting. As a child getting to open a little door to discover a little chocolate would be the best thing about the day. Chocolate for breakfast? Yes! Always. However, advent calendars have really changed over the years and they are on a much bigger scale now. Kick starting the Christmas countdown with an advent calendar is the ultimate festive treat, but things have definitely moved from a small choccy everyday to beauty products, cheese, to gin, LEGO and even socks. It's nearly advent time so why not read some of our ideas?

However, there are other ways you can countdown to Christmas that don't include getting something behind a little cardboard door. Last year we started a Christmas Book Advent Calendar and it was a big success and so we just add a couple of seasonal books into our book advent this year, we also have an advent train that have little drawers that we can fill with little treats. We have also decided to add a few more Christmas decorations around the house this year and make my daughter's bedroom as festive as possible. 

We loved this 'Sleeps Until Xmas Personalised Hanging Slate Sign' which is made of natural slate and finished with rope this hanging sign making it a fun way to countdown the days until Christmas. I know that my daughter will love counting down the days with this personalised slate sign. You can personalise it with any name you wish up to 15 characters above the fixed text ‘has sleeps until Christmas’. All that’s left to do is grab some chalk and begin counting down. 

However, no Christmas is complete without a sack to lay under the tree ready for presents from Father Christmas. We have been meaning to get our daughter a bigger sack as the older she gets the bigger her toys are becoming. There is some much choice from personalised sacks to traditional ones and even hessian styles, these sacks are a great way to save on gift wrap and they offer an alternative to Christmas stockings. They can even be reused each year to bring even more festive cheer. That's why we loved this 'Holly Initial Personalised Cotton Sack' as its something that we can use year after year as its 46cm wide and 60cm tall so we won't be short of space. It can be personalised with any initial you like that is accompanied by a holly. You can also add a 'Holly Initial Personalised Christmas Stocking' whether its for decorative purposes or an extra gift to give on the big day, it will be something that you can use year after year. 

What are you favourite ways to count down in December? Do you like to keep it simple with a chocolate advent, create your own, or go for a little luxury with a beauty calendar or choose a wild and wonderful ways to count down- whatever you choose I'm sure it will be fun counting down the days to Christmas. 

~ Some of the products featured in this post have been kindly gifted to me, but all thoughts are my own. ~