This has been a hard year and the holidays are even harder, but I keep reminding myself to be thankful. Thankful for every day, healthy kids, the sun on my face and creative projects that keep me busy and get me through the low times. Thank you for visiting here and your comments and emails, all which mean so much to me. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones and I'll see you back in this space in a few days.
Year after year I am amazed at the variety of creative and beautiful advent calendars you all come up with. I've been doing advent calendar round-ups every year and these are my choices this year. Some are as easy as blowing up balloons and others you'll have to get out the sewing machine so there should be something for everyone. To see them all, check out the Advent and Countdown Calendar category here at The Crafty Crow and you'll find even more on my Advent Calendar board on Pinterest. This year I've also included seven free printable advent calendar labels to help in creating your own!