Babble Best Picks:
No matter how you celebrate Christmas, there's an advent calendar to suit your family's personality and style. We narrowed them down to the best of the bunch, from over-the-top to funky to homemade - so choose your favorite and let the countdown to December 25th begin! - Cathy Hale
BEST DIY | Paper Cones Advent Calendar
A little bit of paper and creativity can go a long way. Grab that extra wrapping paper lying around the house to put together little cones, then tuck treats (chocolate, candy, handwritten notes) inside them for your kids to find in the mornings. Use scissors, tape and string to hang the cones off real branches you can get from a craft store (or your front yard!). Feeling ambitious? Make some felt birds to sit on the branches for a nature-inspired “tree.” The final look is elegant, striking and, most importantly, one of a kind. No need to worry about assembly – step-by-step instructions are available on the site.