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25 Awesome Advent Calendars

By jordanferney |


Advent calendars are a great way to be deliberate about celebrating the holidays. Without one, it’s easy to let the days pass without notice, and then all the sudden it’s Christmas and you’ve hardly celebrated at all. If nothing else, they are a visual reminder to make each day special. Since it’s November 1st, now would be a good time to start planning an advent calendar if you’re going to have one this year. These 25 options range from intricate hand-made beauties to simple and straightforward options you could put together with things you have on hand the night before December 1. See them all after the jump.

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The 25 Best Advent Calendars

Advent Cones

This homemade garland of fabric cones is a great example of a DIY advent. While there aren't specific instructions, it wouldn't be too hard to recreate.
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Inspired from Christmas Past: Check out Babble’s 2010 Selection of Best Holiday Calendars!

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About jordanferney



Jordan Ferney is a former event planner and author of the popular lifestyle and design blog, Oh Happy Day! Jordan has worked for Babble, Anthology Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Cookie, Project Wedding, and iVillage. She lives in San Francisco in a one bedroom apartment with her husband and two boys, Moses and Roman.

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4 thoughts on “25 Awesome Advent Calendars

  1. Lauren says:

    I LOVE advent calendars! These gave me some great ideas for this year!

  2. bec says:

    thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Mrs. Kate B. says:

    Have you seen the muffin tin advent calendar? We did it last year. Using two 12 tin muffin tins, I put a treat in each spot and taped a round, numbered piece of paper over each as a lid. The girls peeled off a paper circle each day to reveal their treats. They loved it, and it was super easy for me to create *totally* last minute.

  4. beyoncien says:

    I’ve never really thugoh about making “Advent goals” before, but it’s a beautiful idea. I especially love your goals to do acts of service, generosity, and love. I hope to light the candle(s) on our Advent wreath every night while we eat dinner and pray an Advent meal prayer that I came across before we eat. That’s all I’m really feeling up to with the baby coming, but I anticipate I’ll be a little more ambitious next year.Your Advent facts are awesome, I’m a bit ashamed to admit that almost all of that was new information to me! Thanks, Kaylene!

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