Christmas Countdown Calendar – Come and Print It!

November 30, 2021

We’ve created a Christmas countdown calendar with 18 other inns across the country! If you’re looking to snack, nibble, and nosh your way to Christmas Day, you’ve arrived at the starting line. In fact, prepare to loosen your belts. We’re all about counting blessings, not calories.


This Christmas countdown 2021 showcases the best holiday recipes from bed and breakfasts near and far. Each recipe is actually in the form of a postcard that you can print, (affix to cardstock), stamp, and mail. So, whether you choose to make the holiday recipe for yourself or countdown the days with friends and family – you can share in the experience together; even if you’re far apart.


The recipe postcards are free and slightly oversized to allow space to show each step with whimsy, illustrated artwork and unique lettering. The postcards are available to download as a full eBook here (till Jan 1, 2022)! You may print them all (and make as many copies as you’d like) or pick and choose your favorite recipes. The book includes everything from holiday drinks, desserts, cookies, breakfast foods, and more.


Start on December 1st and print, stamp, mail (and eat!) your way to Christmas Day. There are 24 holiday recipes in total. Pay special attention to Day 24 – that’s our Apple Cranberry Crisp recipe and Day 21 - that's our Cinnamon-Egg Nog Spiked Bread Pudding recipe! You’ll also find the full recipes here and here.

Christmas Countdown Calendar – Come and Print It!, Historic Smithton Inn

Here are some different ways to do this holiday countdown 2021:

  • Make a recipe each day on your own to eat
  • Make a recipe each day to gift to a friend
  • Ask a friend or family member to cook with you in real-time via Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, etc.
  • Invite some friends for a small socially-responsible holiday potluck and have each friend make a recipe. Maybe mail the recipe as the invite?
  • Invite your friends to a mini reunion at the inn with the recipe you all loved most!


There’s no specific order – it’s not a secret advent calendar – it’s more of one that’s seasoned with herbs, spices, and lots of tender loving care. So, eat your heart out with this unique Christmas countdown calendar, then mail the love.