Christmas Coloring Countdown 2017

 

December 1 through December 25, I will post a Christmas coloring page for each day of advent. Images for 2017 were chosen to illustrate national and international daily celebrations in December. Children can print images to color and keep busy as they wait for Santa. Simply click the image below for a printer ready copy. 

 

Each image is provided for personal, non-commercial use. Kids may give images they color as gifts. Please leave the "2017 © teresa mi schaefer, www.teresamischaefer.com" tag with my art. Please do not sell anything you create using my images.  Please do not use these images for personal icons, avatars or business identities or to decorate your blog or website.  Scouting troops and schools are free to use these images for the purpose intended.  Images are available for purchase. If you plan to use an image in a way you're not sure about, contact me.  I will reply to all received requests.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

National Eggnog Day

National Eggnog Day

NATIONAL EGGNOG DAY is observed the day before Christmas. Also known as egg milk punch, eggnog is often enjoyed with a sprinkle of fresh ground nutmeg. So pull up a straw and enjoy!

Festivus

Festivus

Sprung into popularity in 1997 via the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Festivus is celebrated as an alternative to the commercialism of Christmas. The Festivus pole is an unadorned aluminum pole displayed in the home.

National Date Nut Bread Day

National Date Nut Bread Day

National Date Nut Bread Day is celebrated each year on December 22. These oddly wrinkled little fruits are believed to have originated in Iraq. Full of health benefits, what better way to eat them than in bread?!

Humbug Day

Humbug Day

According to the originators, Ruth & Thomas Roy of Wellcat.com, Humbug Day allows everyone preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations. Each frustration is one humbug and twelve are allowed.

Go Caroling Day

Go Caroling Day

Sing. Sing out loud! Christmas caroling is believed to have originated from the church by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223.

National Look for an Evergreen Day

National Look for an Evergreen Day

Santa's elves say, "It's time for NATIONAL LOOK FOR AN EVERGREEN DAY!" This day was originally established by the National Arborist Association to create a day to appreciate the Christmas tree even when it's not adorned with "silver and gold".

Bake Cookies Day

Bake Cookies Day

There can never be too many cookies. So gather together, young and older, and try out some new recipes; and, don't forget to share.

Wright Brother's Day

Wright Brother's Day

By Presidential Proclamation, December 17 is Wright Brothers Day. The day commemorates the first successful flights made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Re-Gifting Day

Re-Gifting Day

It's real and it's a holiday, RE-GIFTING DAY! Not every gift is the perfect gift for you, but it's perfect for somebody. Today is your day to find that somebody!

National Ugly Sweater Day

National Ugly Sweater Day

Having grown to be an international event, holiday lovers worldwide and of all ages can join in the fun. And, for a bonus, you can help the "Save the Children" in their #MakeTheWorldBetterWithASweater campaign.

Deck the Halls Day

Deck the Halls Day

If they are not already decked, better hop to it. There are only 11 more sleeps until Christmas Day!

Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Day

In 1984, then President, Ronald Reagan, proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month with National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July. But, with a treat so tasty, Ice Cream Day is celebrated again on the 13th of December. A wonderful way to celebrate would be to try making some ice cream out of snow — just make sure it isn’t yellow.

Poinsettia Day

Poinsettia Day

This popular Christmas flower was first brought to the United States by Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, in 1825. But, it wasn't until the early 1920's, when Paul Ecke discovered a grafting technique which caused the seedlings to branch, that the poinsettia really began to take off in American culture.

Christmas Card Day

Christmas Card Day

It's CHRISTMAS CARD DAY! Buy some, make some, send some. The first commercial card was created in England by Sir Henry Cole

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING DAY is a day in which people around the world gather to light candles in remembrance of children that have died. Candles are lit for 1 hour at 7 pm in every time zone. As our little elves show, this occasion does not have to be solemn. It is a wonderful time to remember the antics and joy of each child.

Gingerbread Decorating Day

Gingerbread Decorating Day

It's GINGERBREAD DECORATING DAY! In 1875 the gingerbread man was introduced into holiday traditions through a fairy tale first published in St. Nicholas magazine.

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day

Started in 2007, this day is celebrated annually on December 8.

Letter Writing Day

Letter Writing Day

While the origins of LETTER WRITING DAY are unclear, there are only 18 sleeps left until Christmas -- so better get that letter off to Santa today!

Mitten Tree Day

Mitten Tree Day

.#ChristmasColoringCountdown is celebrating MITTEN TREE DAY. Today would be a great day to read The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen or the Mitten by Jan Brett. And, don't forget to color today's free image.

Bathtub Party Day

Bathtub Party Day

Grab some bubbles and fill that tub up! Thanks to Ruth and Thomas Roy of Wellcat.com, we are reminded to take a break from all the holiday stress with a nice warm bath.

Santa's List Day

Santa's List Day

Today marks the first draft of Santa's famous Naughty and Nice List. Which list is your name on?

Earmuff Day

Earmuff Day

In 1873, at the age of 15, Chester Greenwood invented this fuzzy ear warmer.

Fritters Day

Fritters Day

Today, December 2nd, is FRITTER DAY. No not meaning for you to fritter the day away, but meaning let's eat fritters. These tasty batter dipped treats were first eaten by Ancient Romans but are now enjoyed around the world. While Santa’s favorite is the fruit fritter, he also likes fritters filled with corn, or cheese, even seafood. Our little elf in a fritter costume says, "Happy Fritter Day".

National Eat a Red Apple Day

National Eat a Red Apple Day

National Eat a Red Apple Day is observed annually on December 1. Did you know that there are 7,500 varieties of apples? How many have you tried?

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