If your family is anything like mine, your kids miss their daddy like CRAZY when he travels.  My husband is on the road much more than he's home, so when he leaves for long trips... it helps the kids (and me) to count down and visualize how long we have left to go.  Plus, it helps my kids stop asking me the redundant, "How many more days until daddy gets home" question.

This printable is super easy... just download from the link below and print.  I laminated the main image for durability... then used an exact-o knife to cut a slit for the chainlink strips.

I also made a coordinating set of strips to use for the countdown chain.  Each time he leaves town, you can just print and add a new set of strips to the sign.  Make one for your fridge... or print one for each kiddo! 

It's hard on both moms and kids when dads are out of town, so I'm hoping this makes it a bit easier to get through those long days and to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  1. that would also be great for all the military dads who are away on deployment!

  2. How cute!! I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday!! Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love this! My hubby travels a lot too and this will help my young ones know when he'll be home. Thanks so much!!

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Jun 03:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jun. 04, 2011. Thanks again.

  6. Thanks for this! My husband used to be a road warrior, but now he's mostly home with only the occasional trip. But even when he is home, he's still gone 13 hours a day for work so I am dying for him walk in the door each evening so I can catch a little break! I just might make one of these on a daily basis to help me maintain my sanity :)

  7. Thanks for the free download. Love it!!

    And love that you shared your creation with our readers this week too.

    Thanks for linking up at Nothing But Country Creative Creations Tuesday. You rock!!

  8. What a neat idea! I have to say, though, at first I accidentally read it as "we are so GOOD when Daddy comes home!" and I had to agree :)

  9. Oh my gosh this just brought tears to my eyes. I just got off the phone with my husband who gone all too much to tell me he's on his way home!! Thank you! Please stop by and join my party this weekend at

  10. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  11. Thanks for linking up at Nothing But Country

    We featured you this week on the blog for your submission. :) Stop by when you can to check it out.

    Have a great week.

    We have a new link up as well.


    Mary Beth - Nothing But Country

  12. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

    Btw, I also have a party called Market Your Biz & Giveaways every Tuesday. Please feel free to link up your etsy and giveaways :)

  13. I am going to put this together tomorrow. We are about 10 days away from daddy coming home. When he gets home, it will be just 2 days shy of being gone for 4 weeks! Thank you for this, my kids will love it!

  14. Que hermoso gracias por compartir esta belleza y tu experiencia con todas, ya te sigo en facebook besos