I love the build up to Christmas - especially the wonder in the eyes of small children.
I thought this little project might be a different sort of countdown to the day - it could be used instead of an advent calender and then at the end of it, you have enough ready made photos to start a Christmas layout or album.
As most of us have digital cameras and printers, it would be easy to take a photograph every morning or night and print it for that day, replacing the photograph each day until Christmas.
I was inspired by an embroidery hoop but decided to make this with card but keep the general style. I used the awesomely cute "12 days of Christmas" range as my girls are full of giggles.
You can download the PDF of instructions * here*
You could easily redo this for birthday or wedding countdowns or just make one for your favourite photos of 2012.