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Christmas Countdown Calendar Printable

Hooray! It’s finally that time of year again where we can start doing ALL the Christmas things! One of our favorite Christmas traditions is making a printable countdown calendar to help lead up to Christmas. Over here, we are starting our Christmas countdown preparations early because we all know that Christmas comes faster than we know it. For the record, the decorations, presents, travel, traditions, and everything in between are what we LOVE about Christmas! So while we definitely don’t want time to speed up, we DO think it’s fun to build up the anticipation with a fun Christmas countdown craft and tradition! On that note, you’re going to love the TWO different DIY Christmas printable countdown calendars we have for you here: one for your spouse and one for your whole family!

These adorable Christmas Countdowns Printable packs will make your Christmas extra special this year! #ChristmasCountdown #Christmas #Family

If you’re anything like us, Christmas brings out ALL the feelings. Specifically, we feel the need to capture all the cherished holiday memories and create lasting family traditions all month long! If that realization leaves you:

  • Noticing that your heart has started racing because you haven’t begun planning…
  • Smiling when you think of all the fun that’s in store…
  • Feeling overwhelmed trying to think of exactly what to do…
  • OR jumping for joy that the holidays are finally here…

then this post is just for you! If you want to make the holidays truly magical this year, then we recommend creating one or BOTH of our DIY Christmas countdowns. Unquestionably, they are both packed with activities and ideas to make this Christmas the most memorable yet!

DIY Christmas Countdown Printables

Our darling Christmas countdown ideas have taken the stress out figuring out what to do and when. Below, we’ve given you all the tools for stress-free planning and execution of these countdowns! Not to mention, these darling Christmas countdown calendars double as festive decor! Double win! Our amazingly talented designer, Courtney of All Things Bright and Beautiful, out-did herself in terms of creating these GORGEOUS, one-of-a-kind Christmas countdown calendar printables. Whenever I look at her bright and cheery designs, I can’t help but smile! Now, let’s check out the 2 options for making your Christmas printable countdown calendar extra special!

Printable Countdown Calendar Envelopes

First up, the Spouse Christmas Countdown! This is designed to shower him or her with compliments, acts of service, and a healthy dose of fun Christmas date nights all month long! This DIY Christmas countdown is geared specifically for your significant other and is oh-so-fun to add even more magic to an already magical time of year!

Secondly, we have the Family Christmas Countdown. Included in this gorgeous countdown are 25 days of activities to help your family bond over holiday fun! Additionally, we’ve also provided coordinating printables to make your Christmas countdown truly special for the whole family. After all, making memories is what it’s all about and this family Christmas countdown will do just that!

Now that you know what they’re about, let’s take a closer look at all the fun details included in each of these darling printable countdown calendars.

Spouse Christmas Countdown

If you remember, we actually created a Spouse Christmas Countdown Kit several years ago! (Click HERE to see it!) And every Christmas season, our readers ask us for a printable version of Tara’s beautiful DIY Christmas countdown craft. Well, this year, we’ve delivered… BIG TIME! Just wait until you see Courtney’s adorable envelopes and activity cards that will make your Christmas countdown printable shine! Without further adieu, check out the adorable Spouse Christmas Countdown in all its glory!

Spouse Christmas Countdown Calendar

Is that not the most festive and beautiful Christmas countdown calendar you’ve ever seen? And if the design isn’t enough, each day you get to surprise him or her with either a:

  1. COMPLIMENT using one of our card prompts
  2. SERVICE ACT of kindness {darling coupons included}
  3. DATE IDEA to celebrate the season and have fun!

Beyond cute and festive, right?

Spouse Printable Countdown Calendar Cards

We’re pretty obsessed with how adorable and fun these Christmas countdown ideas would make the holidays for your marriage!

How To Make Your Countdown

To construct your unique Christmas advent, simply print out our printable bundle on card stock. *Tip to Save on Printer Ink: Be sure to look through the PDF first and only print actual countdown envelopes and corresponding cards that you will use for all 25 days. We’ve included direction and divider pages to easily organize all of the printable components, but these pages don’t need to be printed.*

Then, cut out each envelope and place adhesive on the flaps. Fold and adhere. Easy, peasy! Next, place each card in its coordinating envelope and clip these materials to a gorgeous piece of ribbon. I strung my envelopes on 2 tiers of red ribbon that each measured about 5.5 feet long.

Christmas Countdown Calendar Construction

We’ve included a handy suggested schedule that sprinkles each type of loving gesture throughout the month of December. But, if you have a holiday party scheduled for the day we suggest a date night, don’t worry! Our countdown is completely flexible! Additionally, Courtney included blank cards to help you customize your individual Christmas countdown schedule!

DIY Christmas Countdown Envelopes

This unique Christmas countdown calendar is your solution for giving the perfect gift to your spouse this season! He or she will be BLOWN AWAY by your creativity and thoughtfulness. And instead of giving him or her 1 typical present, this group of Christmas countdown ideas will surprise your love with a truly unique Christmas experience that keeps on giving… all month long!

Printable Countdown Calendar for Your Spouse

On that note, want to know the true Christmas miracle of this gift?

It’s only $12.97! Grab your Spouse Christmas Countdown here!

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Family Christmas Countdown Calendar

Now we move on to the FAMILY version of our Christmas countdown calendar printable. This amazing countdown is packed with 25 activities to create meaningful holiday memories as a family! Without question, we’ve thought of everything you’d need to bond as a family each day leading up to Christmas! By pairing festive green and red graphics with darling activities, we’ve unquestionably created the perfect modern-day advent calendar that the whole family will enjoy! Ready to see how it all works?

Family Printable Countdown Calendar

For this DIY Christmas countdown, we’ve included templates for you to print on paper bags. And the best news? Any regular lunch paper bag will work! I chose to print mine on white paper bags that I found at Michael’s craft store to go with my seasonal decor. My heart just loves a good Christmas countdown craft! Additionally, since these “Celebrate It” brand bags are slightly smaller, we included a separate template for you to use so your graphics fit perfectly. Basically, you can’t go wrong with this printable pack!

Bags for Family Printable Countdown Calendar

After printing your bags, all you need to do is fill them with a corresponding activity card. Feel free to also include your kiddo’s favorite little treat for an added surprise!

Holiday Minivan Express Countdown Activity

Included Family Activities

When it comes to Christmas activities that the whole family will love, we are experts! We took some of the cutest ideas that also involve seasonal favorites and made the PERFECT list of activities for this Christmas countdown calendar printable. Not only that, we incorporated opportunities for giving and serving because we truly feel that that’s what Christmas is all about. Check out all the Christmas countdown ideas we’ve included as activities in this kit!

  1. Minivan Express Instructions & Tickets
  2. Santa Letter Templates
  3. Random Acts of Kindness Notes
  4. Snowball Fight {Awards included!}
  5. Hot Cocoa Party Printables
  6. Reindeer Food Instructions
  7. Holiday Conversation Starters
  8. Kid Christmas Card Kit
  9. Sledding Scrapbook Page
  10. And SO MUCH MORE!!

As an added touch, for each day until Christmas, we’ve provided either a link or a coordinating printable to help you pull off the suggested activity. Without question, this printable countdown calendar promises family fun, adventure, and treasured memories!

Family Christmas Countdown Details

Finally, when your bags are assembled, attach them with decorative clothespins to a long piece of ribbon. Additionally, Courtney included several fun embellishments in the printable pack to make your display even more festive.

Don’t want to print on paper bags? No problem! Simply print and cut out the countdown activity cards on standard card stock paper. Then, attach the materials to your ribbon pieces using decorative clips! Whether you print on paper bags or not, we guarantee this adorable “Days Until Christmas” countdown will look fabulous in your home.

Family Christmas Advent Construction

Can you imagine the smile on your child’s face as he or she opens up a bag containing everything you need to host a hot cocoa party? Or, what about finding special notes encouraging them to perform small random acts of kindness this season? Counting down the days until Christmas has never been so fun! Our exclusive printable countdown calendar will help you take the focus off of receiving material gifts and onto spending quality time as a family! What could be better than that?

Get this entire Family Christmas Countdown for just $12.97!

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And, just because we love ya, we have a special holiday offer! You might be in the position, like me, where you want to create BOTH Christmas countdown crafts, one as a special surprise for your sweetie AND one to create awesome memories with your kiddos. That’s why we are bundling them into a holiday gift package just for you! Here’s your chance to snag 2 darling Christmas countdown calendars that will truly make your holiday season one to remember!

 Get Both Christmas Countdowns for just $15!

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We wish all of our dear readers a BRIGHT and MERRY season that’s filled with love, fun, and a little adventure! These gorgeous printable countdown calendars will help you accomplish just that, so kick-start your holiday season of memory making today!

And if you’re looking for even more Christmas countdown options, you definitely have to check out our Christ-Centered Christmas C0untdown (one of our absolute favorites!) We also rounded up the best ways for Keeping Christ in Christmas that we know you’ll enjoy!

Merry Christmas!


I married my college sweetheart and am a mama to 2 adorable Shih-Tzu puppies. I have a passion for making handmade cards, discovering new recipes, and savoring travel adventures abroad.

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  1. Can you tell me how many pages I’d have to print for the envelopes and cards? Is it 25 pages altogether?

    1. Hello there! For the Spouse Christmas Countdown, there are 42 pages to print to create the envelopes and cards. That is including all the pages of blank cards you can customize (there are 9 pages of those blank cards).
      For the Family Christmas Countdown, there are 55 pages to print (there are 2 size options for the bag covers!). Hopefully, this helps answer your question! 😉 XO

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