Christmas Countdown Calendar*Disclosure–I worked on this post in partnership with Gerber Childrenswear. I received compensation for my work.*
DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar!
This month I had the opportunity to write a fun DIY Christmas post for the Gerber Childrenswear blog! The theme was a fun craft for Baby’s First Christmas. Avery helped me to create a cute Christmas Countdown Calendar that will be part of our holiday traditions for years to come!
Before becoming a mom I didn’t realize just how quickly babies grow, especially during their first year. Now I see that they grow and change seemingly overnight. Because of this I’m always looking for fun ways to capture who my daughter is at every age and stage.
My daughter was 8 months old when she experienced Christmas for the first time. We were still struggling with erratic sleep schedules as well as teething, food allergies, reflux, and everything else that goes with being a first time mom.
Needless to say, we didn’t create as many keepsakes as I would have liked. I do have a few mementos from her first Christmas. We made a handprint ornament, and a footprint reindeer; we also made some salt-dough plaques with hand and footprints. However, there was so much more I wanted to do. I’ve been trying to make up for it this year, so we’ve been working on a bunch of projects! One of those projects is a Chalkboard Christmas Countdown Calendar, complete with handprint Santa! This is a fun project that you can use year after year! Ours has already become a big part of our holiday traditions. My daughter loves moving the magnet each day as we get closer and closer to Santa’s arrival!
Please visit Gerber Childrenswear and read the step by step instructions on how to make your own!! You can find the post HERE!