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:
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.
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.)
Love this baby sock advent calendar idea from Martha Stewart. Find step-by-step directions here.
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.
Finally a store-bought advent calendar that’s not a complete eyesore. Find it at VivaTerra for $59.
In love with this spool advent calendar kit, handmade by Just Something Made.
Another unique handmade advent idea — this one made from flash cards, paper clips, ribbon and ornaments. (via Country Living)
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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