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Best Advent Calendars of 2010

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With Thanksgiving weekend wrapping up, let the holiday countdown begin! We have a love of all things advent here on Babble, so we rounded up some of our favorite Christmas advent calendars of the year, whether you prefer store-bought or do-it-yourself calendars. Check out some of the best advent ideas:

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Ali Edwards made this simple yet pricey-looking advent calendar that you can easily make yourself for a fraction of the price. See her step-by-step directions here.

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If you want a homemade-looking advent calendar without all of the work, these custom advent pouches are gorgeous — but they’ll cost you at $107. (Find them at the Etsy shop nuvonova.)

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Love this baby sock advent calendar idea from Martha Stewart. Find step-by-step directions here.

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Another gorgeous advent calendar that you can make at home. Fill the boxes with little goodies or gifts, or even small notes or activities for a more interactive advent experience. Find the simple tutorial at Whatever Dee Dee Wants.

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Finally a store-bought advent calendar that’s not a complete eyesore. Find it at VivaTerra for $59.

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In love with this spool advent calendar kit, handmade by Just Something Made.

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Another unique handmade advent idea — this one made from flash cards, paper clips, ribbon and ornaments. (via Country Living)

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You can either buy this advent calendar from Bodie and Fou or use the idea to make your own with takeout containers. (via Ohdeedoh)

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The sweetest garland advent calendar, $58 at Garnet Hill.

Find Babble’s picks for the Babble Best Advent Calendars of 2010 here.

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