We use a different way of counting down to Christmas every year. It's always homemade. We've done a snowman, Santa's beard, a big Christmas tree and each number was an ornament. This year was a rush and we were in a scramble. So it's a simple stocking that we colored hanging on string. Each one is dated and shows how many days left on the toe. Typically we start on Dec 1, but A was too excited to start counting this year. So we started around Thanksgiving.