24 Fun Ways to Countdown to Christmas from Australian Creatives

In the spirit of the Christmas countdown, we’re sharing 24 fun ways to build anticipation until the jolly holiday. Let’s just say Aussie creatives have outdone themselves this year, with not only beautifully handmade countdown signs and advent calendars but unique ways to mark and celebrate the festive season. 

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Counting Sleeps Until Santa Comes


Make the countdown to December 25 extra special with this unique spinning sign. The engraved timber face can be personalised with your family’s name, and the gold spinner features numbers 24 to 1 to count down the days. It can be displayed using a stand or hanging option for added versatility. A wonderful addition to your holiday decor! 

Made with love in Melbourne, Victoria.


Coming in a variety of mirror colours on a white acrylic base, countdown to Christmas in style with this design to suit any age. Spin the number wheel to highlight the correct day and personalise with your names to make it truly your own! 

Made with love in Bankstown, New South Wales.


Keep the festive spirit high with this personalised Christmas countdown arch sign. It’s perfect for the whole family as you can add your last name or child’s name and enjoy counting down year after year!

Made from laser-cut and etched maple wood veneer with layered white acrylic, it comes with either a matching stand to pop on a table-top, magnet to add to the fridge or as a plaque to hang on the wall or place on a shelf.

Made with love and care in Sydney, New South Wales.


Add to the excitement and magic of the Christmas season by recording the number of sleeps left to go each day. Available in a range of colours, this arched sign is available in clear or frosted acrylic, can be personalised and comes with a wooden stand. The text is printed in a durable, scratch and water-resistant UV cured ink so it stays Santa ready for years to come.

Made by a small business in Melbourne, Victoria.


Are you eagerly awaiting Santa’s trip down the chimney? This acrylic countdown sign has two heartwarming, UV-printed designs to choose from – Santa carrying gifts piled high or checking his naughty or nice list. With a versatile flat base for easy placement around your home and 12 swappable numbers, it’s time to start counting the joy!

Created by a small business in Melbourne, Victoria.


This beautiful tartan printed acrylic arch will help you and your little ones count down to Santa’s visit! Custom made with its own wooden stand, it will take pride of place amongst your Christmas decorations.

Created with love and care in Lilydale, Victoria.


This Christmas countdown gives cosy country vibes, featuring a wreath motif with tartan ribbon detail, etched stars and snow white lettering on timber. With a wide range of numbers that come in a handy drawstring bag, you can start counting as early as you like! 

Crafted with love by a small business in Victoria, Australia.


Handmade with natural wood, this gorgeous “Days until Christmas” tree features a pastel yellow star to write on each day. And with a small black whiteboard marker included, there’s nothing left to do but start counting!

Made with care in Melbourne, Victoria.


This LED light up Christmas countdown is the perfect accessory for the festive season! The laser engraved acrylic disc features a lovely wreath motif and comes with a wood mount and USB cord. 

Casting a warm white light for subtle mood lighting and with simple write on, wipe off numbers using a chalkboard or whiteboard marker, this countdown is a simply beautiful choice.

Made to order with love in Sydney, New South Wales.


Add some magic this December with a charming Christmas countdown night light! Watch Santa fly in his sleigh led by his reindeer over the town, lit by the multi-coloured changing LED. 

Made from thick acrylic with a solid beech wood base, you can use the provided white chalk marker and cloth to write and wipe the number of sleeps until the man in red comes to your town!

Created with love in Tahmoor, New South Wales.

Christmas Advent Calendars


Doing double duty, this personalised advent and Christmas countdown calendar in one is both unique and engaging for your little ones! 

The star can be moved from day to day until you reach December 25, while sweet treats, gifts or messages for each day of the countdown can be placed in the small drawstring bags that are hung on the calendar.

The wood is lasered and engraved with the edges rounded, perfect for children!

Made with love and care in New South Wales, Australia.


Christmas just got a little more magical with this beautiful Scandi-inspired countdown. This handcrafted advent calendar can be enjoyed time and time again with its stain-resistant, wipeable vegan leather – a perfect addition for lovers of minimalist decor!

Designed with love in Brisbane, Queensland.


Available in cream, blush, red, navy, mint and grey, this sleek Merry Christmas countdown will match any decor! Its unique design made with premium canvas includes 25 pouches for you to easily store your advent goodies.

These generously sized pockets can be filled with treats, gifts, messages or Christmas craft projects. Includes a wooden pole and rope to hang on the wall.

Made with Christmas cheer in Brisbane, Queensland.


Count down in style with a personalised hanging advent calendar. This rustic cotton calico calendar features 25 pockets ready to store some special goodies to open each day. Fill them with sweets, toys, messages or activities…whatever takes your fancy! 

Personalise by choosing from 10 fonts and 11 premium vinyl colours. This beautiful keepsake comes pre-strung and ready to hang.

Created in Melbourne, Victoria.


Count down the days to Christmas with this artfully whimsical cotton fabric advent calendar! Individual pockets will hold your surprises, and when not in use, the back can be cleverly used as Christmas decor!

Beautifully handmade in Hatton Vale, Queensland.


This canvas advent calendar features a bunch of cheeky Aussie animals counting the days to the main event on each fillable pocket! Enjoy helping your little ones find the right number to receive their countdown treat.

Made from organic cotton canvas and finished with Tasmanian Oak hangers, this Advent Calendar will be a treasured Christmas decoration for years to come.

Made for festive fun in Victoria, Australia.


This personalised candy cane advent calendar is a sweet Christmas decoration for one and all! The engraved board allows you to add your own candy cane flavours and the name of your choice. Or want to share the sweet treats around? This calendar can be personalised with Christmas Countdown “At Grandma’s” or “At The Johnson’s”. It also comes with white tie rope for easy hanging. 

Made with care on the Gold Coast, Queensland.


Brighten the days leading up to Christmas with these organic cotton advent calendar gift bags. This sparkly set of 24 drawstring bags will become a beautiful keepsake that can be used over and over.

Each bag is individually numbered with a different design, making searching for the right bag each morning a fun activity in itself! Can be filled with chocolates, decorations for the tree, Christmas crafts, handwritten notes to watch a Christmas movie or bake cookies, small toys…the options are endless!

The set comes in a larger drawstring calico bag for easy storage. Open one every day during the month of December leading up to Christmas morning and see the delight of a new Christmas tradition grow.

Made with joy in Perth, Western Australia


Enjoy the festivities leading up to Christmas Day with these super sweet advent calendars in a range of colour palettes. Twenty four individual paper envelopes come ready for you to fill. Printed on quality satin stock and hand finished with love, they come with 24 small wooden pegs and string to hang in your home.

Proudly designed and printed in Adelaide, South Australia.


These cute and colourful fabric advent calendar bags feature Australian flora and fauna! Choose a set of 12 or 24 – they come with natural jute twine to tie and are sure to brighten up your wall this Christmas season.

Sewn with love in Adelaide, South Australia

Christmas Countdown Activities


Get ready for a jolly good time with these Christmas themed activities! Always wanted your kids to embrace the spirit of Christmas by both giving and receiving? This set of 16 activity cards will have you and your little ones excited about what each day will bring!

Just leave one of the 16 cards in the envelope for the activity you’d like to do for the day, like donating toys, helping wrap Christmas presents, decorating cookies or looking at Christmas lights. When the littlies wake up they will check the envelope and see a card delivered by the elves.

Created with Christmas cheer in Sydney, New South Wales.


These gorgeous hot chocolate shaped wooden countdown tokens will add a touch of Christmas magic! This pack comes with 24 activities, perfect as a sweet alternative or a little gift each day from the cheeky elf.

If there are any special family traditions you’d like to include, you also have the option to add five extra tokens of your choice.

Handmade and delivered with love from Banora Point, New South Wales.


These beautiful wooden advent cards are a charming way to share the love and togetherness of the Christmas season. With fun Christmas themed activities in the mix and standard or extended sets available, your family will enjoy using these lovely cards year after year.

Made with heart in Brisbane, Queensland.


Are you ready for the Christmas countdown? Add these cute little tokens to your own advent calendar, or give the supplied cotton bag a good shake and pick out a new activity each day from 1st December until Christmas Day. 

Engraved and laser cut in Australian birch plywood, these 25 tokens also come with 5 blanks in case you want to add your own traditions into the mix!

Made with care in Perth, Western Australia.

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