Here are some more fun ideas for festive Christmas countdowns from blog land. There may be something here that tickles your fancy and inspires you for the Creative Christmas challenge.The sources are provided under each photo and you will also find a tutorial in the link mentioned.

Paper chain countdowns are popular in our house – here’s  a fun way to give some festive cheer to a paper chain countdown. You could also have children draw, or paint on paper and then use their artwork to make the paper chains.

Source: http://www.makeandtakes.com/weekend-make-and-takes-advents

Another creative idea – have children decorate cone shapes (you could use party hats for this and go crazy with ribbon pom poms etc).

Source: http://eighteen25.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/christmas-advents-cones.html

I love creating with matchboxes, so couldn’t resist sharing this sweet idea. The matchboxes contain little treats and trinkets too.

Source: http://limeriot.blogspot.de/2010/11/countdown-to-christmas.html