The anticipation of the Christmas season is one of the best parts of the entire holiday season! As a kid, I spent many days counting down until Christmas, starting with the first day of November. My mom would always buy one of those classic chocolate Advent calendars and I can remember waiting anxiously until after Thanksgiving to get it out and “use” it.
Advent calendars can be a fun way to countdown until Christmas, and maybe one of the best Christmas traditions you start this year! Over the years, we have used several different types of Advent calendars with our own children.
But store-bought advent calendars can be expensive, especially if you’re looking for a nice one. That’s why we started making our own in the last couple of years. It is one of our kids’ favorite traditions now. Even though we don’t do Santa, we love to countdown the days to spending time with family and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
I was so excited when I found some homemade Advent calendars. These DIY Advent calendars will look just as wonderful, plus they will last year after year! There are also some one-time ideas too!
Make your own Advent Calendar this year to use for years to come and create lifelong memories with your family.
Big Box Advent Calendar | Mod Podge Rocks
Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar | Alice and Lois
LEGO Advent Calendar | Little Bins for Little Hands
Advent Calendar Activity Cards | Urban Bliss Life
Muslin Bag Advent Calendar | Alice and Lois
Silver, Gold, and White Advent Calendar | Urban Bliss Life
Recycled Yogurt Cup Advent Calendar | Organized 31
DIY Advent Calendar | All Things Mamma
K Cup Advent Calendar | Teach Mama
Ornament Advent Calendar | Amber Oliver
Advent Calendar Wreath | Kids Activities Blog
Advent Calendar for Busy Parents | Danya Banya
DIY Advent Calendar | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Advent Jar Calendar | Mess for Less
Muffin Tin Advent Calendar | Views from a Step Stool
Home-Made Advent Calendar | Tastemade
FREE Printable Advent Calendar | Skip to my Lou
Toilet Paper Tube Advent Calendar | Smashed Peas and Carrots
FREE Printable Advent Christmas Calendar | Living Locurto
Bonbon Style DIY Advent Calendar | Mindy Pitcher
Easy DIY Advent Calendar | Sunshine and Holly
DIY Hanging Treat Bag Advent Calendar | Hip 2 Save
Printable Advent Calendar Activity Cards | Mama. Papa. Bubba.
DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar | The House that Lars Built
Winter City DIY Paper Advent Calendar | Creativities
Printable Advent Calendar: 25 Days Christmas Village Papercraft | Woo Jr. Kids Activities
DIY Craft Stick Advent Calendar | The Merry Thought
DIY Advent Calendar Made From Cups and Tissue Paper | Gluesticks
Christmas Tree Advent Calendar | Jennifer Maker
Advent Calendar that points to Jesus | At Home with Kids
Double Sided Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar | Raggedy Bits
Paper Pyramid Advent Calendar | Endlessly Inspired
Printable Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar | Willow Day
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.