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holiday countdown

Last week I got a surprise box of goodies from DaySpring. So fun! I LOVE DaySpring!

DaySpring has some great new products but my favorite was this 12 Day Holiday Countdown calendar.

There is a drawer at the bottom of the calendar that holds the tiles for each of three holidays: Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Based on the number written on each tile you place it in the corresponding number drawer in the countdown. The numbered drawers are big enough that you could also add candy or other small surprises if you wanted to.

The tiles are perfect for preschoolers. I am so excited to use the Holiday Countdown with Levi. One side has a picture and the other side has a sentence stating what you are focusing on that day. For Thanksgiving, each day states something you are thankful for.

There is also a story book that goes along with the Holiday Countdown.

The picture on the tile matches the picture on the corresponding story page. Again, the storybook is perfect for preschoolers. There is a verse to read, a truth or something to pray for that day, and a question to ask your child.

When you are done with each day you slide the drawer back in with the scene facing out that coordinates with the current holiday. When you reach the end of the countdown you will have a completed scene. This is what the scene looks like for Thanksgiving.

Isn’t that great?! I love how simple it is…but I especially love how it will help me guide my children to focus on Truth during the upcoming holiday season. And the best thing is I don’t have to make anything! I am all prepared and ready to be more intentional with my kids as Thanksgiving approaches…that is a miracle! 🙂

I am so excited to share a special offer from DaySpring with you. Right now the 12 Day Holiday Countdown is on sale for $15, usually $24.99. That is a pretty great price already, but they are offering a special deal just for my readers! Use the code AdventSpecial to get 50% of the sale price. That means you can snag the 12 Day Holiday Countdown for just $7.50. The coupon code is valid for one week and will expire on November 6th. And don’t forget if you spend $50 you qualify for free shipping. Thanks DaySpring!!

If you end up using this with your children, let me know. I’d love to hear how you like it!

  • Tiffany - I LOVE this. Going to purchase now!! Thanks! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - I just purchased it! I can’t wait to use it. We do 12 days of Christmas every year, so this will be perfect to add into the tradition! I can’t wait to get it!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - This is so precious! I can’t wait to buy it and forward this post on to friends and family so they can buy it too! Thanks so much for sharing this! My girl will LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne I. - I just placed an order for my 2 grandkids – they will love it! Thank you for the 50% off discount – it made the purchase all the more worth it! Last year I bought the customized plates for them with a tip from your blog! Thanks so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Jess-
    I have been following your blog for a long time. I found it on Kayleigh Freeman’s website a LONG time ago and I have prayed, cried and laughed with you. I love how creative you are and the neat things you advertise on your site. More importantly, I love reading about how GOD has brought you thru your storm and is carrying you throughout your journey. Thank you for your blog and for being a real woman, mom and follower of Jesus Christ.
    Love your blog friend from SC,

  • Jessica - Love this! I am going to purchase one for each of my pre-schooler’s classrooms. They go to a Christian Mother’s Day Out, and it will be the gift that keeps on giving for years to come. Thank you so much for the extra 50% off!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Green - So I was seriously just looking on Pinterest for some Advent calendars. I’ve never had one but have really been wanting to get one for the last few years! And I don’t really have the time or energy to make something huge, so this is AWESOME! Love how God times everything out so perfectly. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Very cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy K - Amazing, I just ordered two. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferLO - Oh these are so cute! I am snagging one for my classroom/future kiddos and one for my nieces! So precious!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Harrelson - Just ordered 2 – one for us and one for my neices. Can’t wait to use it. Thanks for the discount code!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Love this! I just bought it!!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie - Thank you, Jess! This is our very first Christmas with our sweet baby boy, and I’d wanted to find a good advent calendar for him to grow up with. I love that we can use this for more than just Christmas…and that it’s yet another simple way to bring our Marshall Paul up in “the nurture & admonition of the LORD.”

    A happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and praying for you thro’ yet another holiday season without your dear Cora Paige.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I just ordered it, what a great idea and nice that it can be used for 3 holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - this is soo awesome! truly love thisReplyCancel

  • Kendra - Hi Jess! I was at Julie’s shower. . . we have a child from Uganda and hopefully 2 more soon. I was excited to see a little diversity in skin tones on this so I just might order this! Thanks! I am glad they designed this not with just strictly white people! 🙂

  • Kelly Ford - LOVE THIS!!! Just ordered THREE!!! SO excited to get them!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - Thanks so much for sharing this! I just ordered one and can’t wait to use it with my little boy!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - I love it! I just bought two of them! Thanks for the deal.ReplyCancel

  • katygirl - i love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I just ordered four Holiday Countdown boxes to be given as gifts. Thank you for sharing the “Mac” coupon code. xxReplyCancel

  • tara - thanks! so excited to get our little countdown in. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • megan - I ordered one too! What a sweet idea and I loved that it included Thanksgiving and Easter too. Thanks for posting!!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Arnold - Yay! I’m buying this today!! Thanks for sharing, Jess.ReplyCancel

  • Kari - I just ordered mine!! Can’t wait to receive it!!ReplyCancel

  • little brown cow » The Macs - […] DaySpring coupon for the Holiday Countdown expires tomorrow. Click here for more […]ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Bought two…one for my two kiddos and one to give as part of a baby shower gift! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 My sister also bought one for her children.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Bought two…one for my children and one to give as part of a baby shower gift. My sister also bought one for my nieces. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - I just ordered one for my grandnephew (4yrs) and grandniece (2yrs). I’m so excited for them to receive it. Thank you for the special coupon code Jess! I really appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - Hooray! Just catching up with your lovely blog and caught this post just in the nick of time. I just ordered 3!!! Thanks so much for the code and for sharing such a great product.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Raney - I ordered two of these for our two families of grandkids and they arrived in just a few days! Your discount made them a great price for such a quality product. I had such fun filling the drawers with little treats, then mailing the package to my grandkids. Tomorrow is the day they start opening drawers for the countdown to Thanksgiving. Thank you, Jess, for letting us know about this! I love Dayspring products but this was a new one to me!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel H - Thanks so much for letting us know about the Holiday Countdown! I ordered one and received it very quickly. I was super sad when I realized that the day 12 thanksgiving tile was missing, but when I called up dayspring to see if they could just send me the missing tile so I wouldn’t have to send the whole thing back, they were great. I’ve never had such a good customer service experience an they are sending me a whole new countdown box free of charge and told me to just keep the other one as a back up in case I lose any of the little tiles in the future! 🙂ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Rachel-So fun to hear about your family using the Holiday Countdown…we loved using ours at Thanksgiving too. And yes, DaySpring is awesome. They are so great to work with!

    • Jess - Rachel-So fun to hear about your family using the Holiday Countdown…we loved using ours at Thanksgiving too. And yes, DaySpring is awesome. They are so great to work with!ReplyCancel

  • october dayspring deals » The Macs - […] The 12 Day Holiday Countdown Calendar is only $9.99. This is a GREAT deal and what I love about this calendar is you can use it for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had fun using this calendar with my kids last year…you can read my review here. […]ReplyCancel