Homemade Christmas Countdown (Includes Free Printables for Christmas, Hanukkah, Wedding, & Disney)

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If you and your family enjoy counting down to exciting events like Christmas, check out this super cute homemade countdown idea. All you need is a photo frame, marker and these free printable templates below that I’ve designed especially for Hip2Save readers. Choose countdown templates for Christmas, Hanukkah, Wedding Day, and a Disney trip!

To Make This Craft You’ll Need:

    • white cardstock paper
    • scissors
    • 8×10 photo frame with glass
    • white board marker


    1. Choose one of the free printable countdowns below and print on cardstock paper. If possible, choose to print using the “best” quality option on your printer.
    2. Cut sides of paper to fit into an 8×10 photo frame.
    3. Each day, use a whiteboard marker and write on the glass frame to indicate the number of days left in your countdown.

Days Until Christmas Free Printable Hip2Save

Click here to print Countdown to Christmas

Hanukkah Countown Printable Hip2Save

Click here for to print Countdown to Hanukkah

Wedding Countdown Free Printable Hip2Save

Click here to print Countdown to Wedding Day

Countdown to Disney Hip2Save

Click here to print Countdown to Disney

My kids LOVE updating the Christmas countdown every December and the wedding one would make a cute shower gift if you wrapped it with a bow and included a marker. I hope you all enjoy and make use of this idea!

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Comments 21

  1. Michelle

    These are so cute!!

  2. Katie

    What about a countdown for baby?

    • Lauren

      I feel like the last couple of weeks for that one would just have to be a big question mark! Haha

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh that’d be cute too! 🙂 Maybe counting down the weeks.

  3. Tasa

    This will be cute for my classroom!

  4. mel

    If you don’t have a color printer, save the image and then send it to Walgreens when they offer a FREE 8×10!

    • Dawn

      ^^^great idea!!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ya great idea, I was thinking Kinkos but your idea is better 🙂

    • Leighton

      Wow! Fabulous idea! Very helpful comment!

    • Rose

      super cute idea!!…

      I went to the library and used their computer and printer. colored copies are just .25 each to print. black & white .10 each. Our library gives us a .50 credit each day..so I got 2 for free today….

  5. Cassy

    It would be cool to do a birthday one. My 3 year old understands birthdays this year and is so excited about hers coming up I may have to try something like this.

  6. Dawn

    Thank you! This is a cute and inexpensive gift I would give at Thanksgiving to family along with the marker! Probably all those with kids and grandkids especially—seriously, this is something I could do that isn’t corny or takes tons of time. And I can get a decent frame at Dollar Tree

  7. Jen

    THANK YOU!!! My new Kindergartner will be all over subtracting a day and writing numbers on the Christmas countdown board! So clever and a fantastic tradition to do each year!!!

  8. Sara

    So Stinkin’ cute

  9. Mim

    I use these in my classroom for to-do lists and daily objectives. Love it!!! 🙂

  10. bethwalgreens

    Awesome Idea!!

  11. Christine Kauffman

    I love the cute owl vase in the photo, can you please tell me where you got it

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks it was from Michael’s last year i believe.

  12. Lisa

    Excellent idea! Plus I have so many extra black frames. Definitely doing this for Christmas instead of the “paper chain”! 🙂

  13. Rose

    very cute idea!…
    sure would be nice to see a template countdown for a up coming cruise and for birthday’s. you always have such cute idea’s…..
    please keep them coming.

  14. chris

    Please can you make a Disney cruise one. 🙂 I love these. Thanks for sharing.

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