One of our favorite family traditions each Christmas is a countdown, or advent calendar. I made this one last year using one of my most-used crafting tools, the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. (You can also make this with the 123 Punch Board.) We're using it again this year, and it's been so fun!
In our family we do an advent calendar each December for the 25 days leading up to Christmas. We do fun seasonal activities as a family all month long, so the purpose of our advent calendar is to help our family focus on what the Christmas holiday means to us.
This has become one of our favorite Christmas activities! Our whole family looks forward to it each year. We even sent one to our adult son who is away from home this year.