First things first, I had to make a countdown chain like we had last year. I fancied up the posterboard it'll get mounted on a little bit, though.
Next, I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought Heather might really like it: a felt Christmas tree with felt ornaments she can decorate and play with all she wants. I freehanded my own tree, but used the templates here for the ornaments and star. I can't sew, but I can cut and glue, so it seemed like a good project for me. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, and Heather got super excited when I explained that it was her tree for her to play with however she likes.Lastly (though actually, it was started first), I crocheted a garland. Once again, I found the patterns online (stars, trees, and snowflakes) and went from there. And as a final bonus, I also just ordered a couple of canvases. The first is a page from a coloring book that I colored. I think I'll put it in the nursery.
The text on this second canvas is the chorus from a song our Primary learned this last year. The chorus has always moved me in particular, so I put this together (with a lot of help from Kyle) and had it printed up.