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  1. What a lovely idea! We countdown to Christmas every year with a different type of calendar, most of the are upcycled DIYs, so I’m totally smitten with this project. Your Santa is just the sweetest. Thanks for sharing and happy hopping!

    1. Kim – we had a few different calendars through the year and I am hoping the person who purchases it in the booth has fun celebrating with their family!

  2. This is a fabulous countdown calendar Kristin and I love the list of little treats you included; so helpful!!!

    1. Thank you Sara! The girls and I did a countdown calendar every year for 15 years – I have lots of ideas from those years!

  3. I did not know that about the Advent calendar. We did observe it at church but not with the countdown. I did love the beautiful paper calendars were plentiful when we lived in Germany. Loved yours, so festive

  4. This is so beautiful, Kristin. I’d love to make something like this.

  5. What a fabulous project! I love it and it would look so nice in my kitchen!!! Now I have to find the time to make it! Loved reading about all the details and history!

  6. I’m a bit obsessed with Advent calendars and my boys love using them too! I absolutely love this one! That transfer is awesome and looks fabulous on the cabinet door! Thanks for sharing how you made it! Have fun counting down to Christmas with your girls!

  7. This is such a fun and lovely idea! The Santa is beautiful and you shared so many great ideas! I can’t wait to use some of these!

  8. Kristin you did an excellent job of repurposing the cabinet door and turning it into a lovely Advent calendar. Christmas isn’t Christmas without an Advent calendar at our house. The kids have always loved them!

  9. I haven’t had an advent calendar in several years and I have the perfect spot for it. I need to adapt this for a narrow space. It will look great.

  10. Kristin, your advent calendar idea is adorable. You have so many great ideas for making and using it. It makes a lovely Christmas decoration, too.

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