I made this banner today to countdown the months until my son returns home from his church mission. Today is his first official day, so on the 27th of each month I'm going to cut off a pennant. There are 24 pennants as he will be gone for 2 years.
He is in Brazil so I put a Brazilian flag on every pennant except the last one, I put a US flag because he will be coming home that month.
It is pretty long and I haven't quite decided where I want to hang it yet, but I can't wait for it to get smaller and smaller!