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Countdown to Christmas with Style

December 02, 2020
by Jessica

Kids and Pets Seasonal Decor

The countdown to Christmas is on! Do you have a special way to countdown the days until Christmas? Last week I setup a festive vignette in our home filled with goodies and treats for kids and adults.


I picked a centralized location in our home and created a Christmas scene full of holiday gnomes and decorations along with sweet treats and hot chocolate goodies.

Countdown to Christmas vignette

I layered the gorgeous wreath from HomeGoods on my arched mirror (also from HomeGoods a couple years back) by attaching it with crafting wire.

The wooden Christmas sign along with a handful of gnomes from HomeGoods creates a magical scene that even adults will love. I mean, who doesn’t love holiday gnomes!?

As you can see, I went a little crazy this year purchasing a variety of gnomes. So much so that I had to put some back as my carriage was overflowing with Christmas décor.

My son is now a teenager and has lost interest in the advent train that he had growing up as a kid but he certainly hasn’t outgrown the goodies that go along with a countdown calendar.


I was originally going to add a fun advent calendar from HomeGoods to the vignette (they have so many gorgeous advent calendars) but decided to get crafty and create my own DIY calendar using fabric satchel bags from my local craft store. Aren’t they the cutest?

Christmas countdown tree

I attached the satchels to a piece of burlap twine with decorative red clothespins. You can hang your countdown calendar on your Christmas tree or create a holiday banner and drape across your mantel.


Whether you are sharing adult beverages, sweet treats or hot chocolate, it’s always fun to have a centralized spot for serving friends and family.

Even the pups are enjoying the countdown to Christmas with a handful of early Christmas gifts from HomeGoods. I couldn’t resist this adorable candy cane fabric bone. It’s so cute!

Happy counting down to December 25th!


Jessica is a paid HomeGoods blogger. You can find out more about her multigenerational family living under one roof, her DIY Home Renovations and projects at Four Generations One Roof.




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