Hello is anyone there? And my DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar

*Taps mic*

Is this thing on? I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, so if anyone is reading this, (besides my mom) thanks for sticking around. I’ve been lucky to write for a lot of websites lately, but I miss writing for myself, so my hope is to use this space more going forward to share silly stories and pieces of what’s going on in Megville.


Which brings me to this Christmas countdown calendar. Here’s what happened. Usually we’re a “get one of those cardboard countdown calendars with the chocolate that tastes like plastic” from the grocery story family. But the boys came home from trick-or-treating with an impressive haul this year, and I knew that if I didn’t do something with all that chocolate immediately, I was going to eat it while everyone was away at school. It’s true. Some people have self-control, but I am not one of them.

Enter the idea of making my own Christmas countdown calendar using Halloween candy. Because while I can’t say no to a Snickers when it’s sitting in a drawer, I can stop myself from eating it if I know the kids are expecting it to be there on December 19.


24 small stockings

December countdown stickers (I found mine in the scrapbook section)

A festive foil garland

24 ornament hooks

1 piece of candy per child for each of the 24 days (so 48 for the twins)

Assemble to the sounds of *NSync’s Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and stand back and marvel at your skillz.



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