Christmas Countdown Calendar – Come and Print It!, The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association

Christmas Countdown Calendar – Come and Print It!

November 29, 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 the three days of Asheville B&B recipes! 

11 Days til Christmas

Wildberry Lodge is pleased to share the Best Apple Strudel Recipe in Asheville NC, a favorite recipe from our “sideboard”: Glenda’s Apple Strudel!

12 Days til Christmas

The innkeeper at Cumberland Falls offers guided hikes AND is the “Boozy Baker.”  You will want to make these Cranberry Pistachio Cookies with triple sec.

handwritten recipe card for cookies
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies!

18 Days til Christmas

Pay special attention to Day 18 for the Spinach Ricotta Puff from Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast.  You’ll find the full recipe here

spinach ricotta puff on plate with fork

Holiday Countdown! 

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.



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