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Easy Advent Calendars You Can Totally Do Today

I love Advent season. And I really love Advent calendars. We never had these in my house when I was growing up, but a friend of mine always had one in her kitchen and I equate them with homey Holiday awesomeness. And who doesn’t want that? The thing is, Advent starts at a different time every year, and I really never even begin to think about anything Holiday until after the last Turkey has been consumed. And hey, that’s now. So let’s do this.

Like many, I always start mine on December 1, no matter when Advent starts (this year, it’s on Sunday, December 2). This may seem like tomorrow, but I assure you, you still have plenty of time. Especially if you value doing things at the last possible second.

I value doing things at the last possible second, and therefore, I value easy, quick options. So I’m going to give you some easy, quick ideas.

I got this idea yesterday morning and was completely done with Christmas in just a few hours…including all the shopping and wrapping and etc. I’m thrilled at how our Advent turned out this year…and since we’re making it the Main Event around our house…I’m now totally done with Christmas shopping. Bonus.

So here you go. Check it out. Easy Advent Calendars (plus a few less easy ones that are just really rad).

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  • The Main Event Advent 1 of 12
    The Main Event Advent
    This is what we're doing this year. It's the Advent that keeps on giving. And it's our main attraction this Holiday. It looks like more than it is...but I spent less than $40 and Christmas is done. Here's how I did it.
  • The Giving Advent 2 of 12
    The Giving Advent
    We made this Advent Calendar three years ago, and we've used it ever since. It's our favorite. Each day suggests a way to give to someone that day. Here's what we did.
  • The Easy Paper Sack Advent 3 of 12
    The Easy Paper Sack Advent
    I made this last year, last minute, the first day of Advent, with items I already had around the house. This one's easy. Here's how I did it.
  • The Pretty Paper Sack Advent 4 of 12
    The Pretty Paper Sack Advent
    I think this might be what I do next year. I just love the way this looks with the jars stacked in front of it. What a pretty display. Check out the Source.
  • The Cute Bag Advent 5 of 12
    The Cute Bag Advent
    I just love these little bags. You can source them at a craft store or Etsy, or just make them yourself. They're totally reusable, can hold quite a lot and look great. Check out the Source.
  • The Easy Sock Advent 6 of 12
    The Easy Sock Advent
    I did this one a couple of years ago. Again, last minute. Again, super easy. Just grab 12 pairs of socks, some clothespins, make numbers and you're ready to go. Here's what I did.
  • The Clothespin Advent 7 of 12
    The Clothespin Advent
    Or just grab some clothespins and figure it out as you go. I like the idea of just hanging anything on this. Just imagine the possibilities.Check out the Source.
  • Or. Everyone’s Favorite: The Wine Advent. 8 of 12
    Or. Everyone's Favorite: The Wine Advent.
    This one speaks for itself. Amen. Check out the Source.
  • And What Goes Great With Wine? The Book Advent 9 of 12
    And What Goes Great With Wine? The Book Advent
    How awesome is this? I want this. Check out the Source.
  • Everything In Me Wants to Make: The Advent City 10 of 12
    Everything In Me Wants to Make: The Advent City
    And speaking of wants, I want this so hard. I'm sort of dying to make an Advent City. Someone hold me back. Check out the Source.
  • My Second Favorite This Year: The Chalkboard Advent 11 of 12
    My Second Favorite This Year: The Chalkboard Advent
    Okay, but speaking of wants. This one (and the next one) is (are) from my favorite Jordan Ferney. So pretty. Check out the Source.
  • And The Winner Is: The Tree Advent. 12 of 12
    And The Winner Is: The Tree Advent.
    It's the cutest. Check out the Source.

Happy Adventing.

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