Christmas Countdown Ideas | Hyde Park Moms

I love the idea of starting a countdown to Christmas. I used to have a calendar growing up that had a different ornament each day to put on a small tree. It made me so darn excited each morning! It also incentivized me to be nice so I could pick the ornament and place it on the tree 🙂 This year I’m starting up the tradition for my family, but instead of just ornaments, I’m adding in festive and sweet ideas to make every day a surprise!
This one from Target is adorable! I also like how the numbers are out of order and the kids have to find the next one. Send me pics if you’re using too!

Love this one from Target!


  • 2 tickets to watch a show before bed!
  • Make Cookies with Mom today and deliver to a friend
  • Christmas Wreath Craft – here’s a link, include the image!
  • Sing a Christmas Carol and record it for a family member
  • Hot Chocolate for snack today – put in a packet of hot chocolate in the box
  • 2 tickets to the aquarium or children’s museum
  • $5 to purchase a holiday bookmark at Blue Manatee
  • New crayons!
  • Holiday DVD (Grinch, a Christmas Carol etc.)
  • Family dinner with fancy candles!
  • Write letters to Santa
  • New Christmas Jammies!
  • Fill the rest with these small ornaments to add to a small christmas tree

Perfect for adding ornaments in the kitchen or the kid’s playroom!


Cute ornaments to surprise the kids each day!


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