25 Best Advent Calendars

Thanksgiving dinner is over, Black Friday has passed, and Cyber Monday is upon us.  I guess we’ve officially kicked off the holiday season, haven’t we?  It’s time to start counting the days to our favorite holidays. 

Christian tradition calls the four weeks leading up to Christmas Advent.  Advent celebrations vary quite a bit from country to country, but doing something to mark or count the days before Christmas is a big part of Advent, no matter where you live.  Nowadays, most activities that help us mark off the days until Christmas are referred to as Advent calendars.  It’s a fun tradition you can start anytime, and it’s especially useful for families with young children.  I’ve collected dozens of ideas for you to use, in case you want to start right away.

BHG Advent Calendar Pic


Best Christmas Advent Calendars

I would love it if you would use the Pin It button (above) to share this post with your friends on Pinterest.  If you’d like to pin individual photos, please follow the links provided and pin directly from the source.  That’s good Pinterest etiquette!

Giant Advent Callendar from Oh Happy Day

Coca Cola Crate Advent Calendar from Life as a Thrifter

Advent Garland from My House of Giggles

Cherries and Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from Julie Ree


25 Days of Service Calendar from I Heart Naptime

Burlap Advent Calendar from On Sutton Place


Dollar Store Bucket Advent from Infarrantly Creative

Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene Advent from Better Homes & Gardens

Holiday Box Advent from Oh Happy Day

Falling Star Advent from Design Sponge

Advent Wreath from Dandee Designs

A Cone-iferous Advent

Pine “Cones” Advent Calendar from Spoonful


Felt Countdown Calendar from Purl Bee

Mini Tree Advent Calendar from Oh Happy Day


Envelope Advent Calendar from A Few things from My Life

Silks and Buttons Advent from Miss Gioia


Baby Sock Advent Calendar from Martha Stewart

Type Tray Turned Advent Calendar from from That’s My Letter

Iron On Transfer Advent Calendar from Oh Happy Day

Reindeer Advent from Little Scandinavian

Advent Activity Calendar from Oh Happy Day

Washi Tape Advent from Stylizmo

Weathered Wood Advent Calendar from All Things Thrifty

Magnetic Advent Calendar from Twig and Thistle


Christmas Advent Pillow from I Heart Naptime

Featured picture and Pinterest friendly picture from Better Homes & Gardens.

+ posts

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Great advent calendars! I am in the midst of making two and am hoping to have them done by December 1st. Haven’t painted for many years so we shall see how it goes. Thanks for the inspiration!