Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christmas in July 2015 - Day Fourteen

A slightly different twist on Christmas Countdowns today - fun for the older folks (teens, young adults, couples, etc...)

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars (of 2014) - this is amazing - and the Benefit version is available in the US here
This is the coolest thing ever - it takes Ipsy bags and Beauty Boxes to a whole new level - a little piece of new goodness every day for 24 days! In October, you will find me scouring the beauty sites for Advent calendars like these - what great gifts for daughters, BFFs, Secret Pals, anyone who loves a bit of glam! I am so excited, I can hardly contain the exclamation marks!!!!
Spouse Christmas Countdown
For $5.97, this download is a bargain - the artwork is beautiful and yes, you do have to cut out the cards and envelopes, but it is well worth it. Have fun!

Christmas Countdown Advent Flip Frame
This idea appealed to me for a couple of reasons (and doesn't it just take us back to Vintage week with the beautiful papers that have been used in the design?). You can definitely make this as an Advent calendar, customizing the design for whatever group it is intended - littles, teens, spouses - it would be a great tool for 24 days worth of activities but my thinking was that it would also make a great build-your-own Christmas photo memory keeper. You could take a photo each day of your little one enjoying some Christmas fun, or of your older children and their Christmas activities, or (and this was really my thinking along with today's second idea), you can take a photo of you and your spouse enjoying a holiday outing or event. You can also use it to document the whole family's adventures if you have a family activities countdown calendar.

Tie the three together - glam up from your beauty calendar, pick the couple's activity of the day, and snap a photo of the fun!


  1. Love the beauty calendar! Good idea to make a Christmas advent calendar with that countdown calendar. Best way to use your creativity and personnalize it.

  2. Now this is a Christmas idea I can TOTALLY get on board with - even in July!

    1. Isn't that Beauty Advent Calendar amazing? There are so many different ones available in the UK.