I am doing two things to countdown to Christmas. One is the chalkboard. I wrote blank days until Christmas with snowflakes every where and a candy cane replacing the 'T' and a Santa hat on the 'C.' Another thing I'm doing is one I've done every year. The chocolate advent calendar. I open one square every day until Christmas to find a piece of chocolate inside with a Christmas-like design on it such as stockings, holly, and a sled.