Christmas Countdown


We started our annual Thanksgiving Tree, and it got me thinking Christmas is just around the corner! In fact, I ordered—and just received—our new 12’ Christmas tree and am now madly scouring the internet for Advent Calendars.

Every summer I think I am going to plan ahead and hand make an advent calendar for our family. Reality is, I’m having so much fun enjoying summer with my boys, when would I take the time then to think about Christmas? So, I’m giving up the handmade dream and buying fun calendars!

Here’s what I ordered

1 :: Harrison’s Pick :: LEGO City Advent Calendar
My boys are obsessed with LEGO Minifigures. (Did I mention for Halloween they were LEGO Wompa Cave Skeleton Minifigures? Random!) This LEGO City advent calendar set comes with 6 minifigures, a snowmobile, a dog and more. Harrison will love it!

2 :: Liam’s Pick :: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
I actually purchased Liam’s LEGO Star Wars advent calendar back in September. When I spotted this set at the Lego store, I knew he needed it. It comes with 24 mini LEGO gifts including a Snowspeeder, a Millennium Falcon and a TIE Fighter. And if that’s not enough to make Liam happy, I know the Santa Yoda will just about complete his Christmas!

3 :: Mom+Dad’s Pick :: Land of Nod’s All Shapes and Sizes Advent
After careful searching, Clint and I decided the Land of Nod’s All Shapes and Sizes Calendar is the perfect family advent calendar. I’m simply going to stuff each pocket with a fun Christmas activity (read a special book, drive around looking at lights, leave for our fourth annual Polar Express snow trip, watch a Christmas special, make hot cocoa…). With just a few minutes of planning, my family will enjoy a countdown full of excitement.

4 :: If I Had A Girl Pick :: Wooden Nutcracker Suite
No Christmas season is complete without a proper performance of The Nutcracker. I actually danced in the program a few times when I was much younger, so I guess I like to think that all little girls would love to hear the story of Clara’s beloved Nutcracker. And I just know this Wooden Nutcracker advent calendar would be so fun for little girls! Yet if this non-existent girl of mine didn’t like The Nutcracker (gasp), I know she would love art, so I would get her this.


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Aimée was a co-founder of Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.


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2 thoughts on “Christmas Countdown”

  1. Very pretty, that Land of Nod Advent Calendar! I think all of us are in denial when it comes to advent calendars… I mean really, you need to hang them 25 days ahead – that’s almost a full month! And in Holland (where I live) the weather has been very soft, nothing like a snow white Christmas… So thanks for sharing your advent calendars, I might be in need of one pretty soon!


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