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Advent Day- 12 Unique DIY Advent Calendars!

Today is Advent Day, and in celebration of the day we are going to take a look at 12 unique DIY advent calendars!  While traditional advent calendars originated and are based on Christian beliefs, many of them today are considered a fun way to count down the days until Christmas.

12 diy advent calendars

 Advent is the period preceding the Christmas season.  Beginning on the Sunday nearest November 30, it covers four Sundays.  This year advent begins on December 1.  Advent means “the coming” and is a spiritual reflection of cheer and anticipation.

So what is an advent calendar?

An advent calendar is a popular tradition that originated in Germany in the late 1800′s.  It usually consists of a card or poster with twenty-four small doors, one to be opened each day from December 1 until Christmas Eve. Each door conceals a treat and builds up anticipation for the holiday.

To celebrate the day, I found 12 unique DIY advent calendars and some great ideas for the treats hidden inside! Enjoy!

12 diy advent calendars

TP Roll Advent Calendar by Pysselbolaget

An advent calendar is a card or poster with twenty-four small doors, one to be opened each day from December 1 until Christmas Eve. Each door conceals a picture. This popular tradition arose in Germanyin the late 1800s and soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Originally, the images in Advent calendars were derived from the Hebrew Bible.

Considered a fun way of counting down the days until Christmas, many Advent calendars today have no religious content. Now, alongside traditional Advent calendars depicting angels and biblical figures are those whose doors open to display teddy bears, pieces of chocolate, or photos of pop stars.

12 diy advent calendars

DIY Advent Calendar by A Bubbly Life

 Treat ideas:

  • Sweets and baked goods
  • Gift vouchers, tickets for a concert, the zoo, the cinema, etc.
  • Lipsticks, lip balm, small, trial-sized items like body lotion, single use facial mask packets

12 diy advent calendars

DIY Vintage Soda Crate Advent Calendar by My So Called Crafty Life

  • Christmas tree decorations
  • Christmas-themed cookie cutters
  • Key rings
  • Bookmarks
  • Chocolate

12 diy advent calendars

Magnetic Advent Calendar by HandKrafted by Stephanie

  • CD with Christmas songs
  • Matchbox cars
  • Small toys
  • A tie, socks, gloves

12 diy advent calendars

Magnetic Advent Calendar by Making Memories Blog 

12 diy advent calendars

Advent Wreath by Acquiring Taste

12 diy advent calendars

Holiday Santa Advent Calendar by Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom (free pattern!)

12 diy advent calendars

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar by Pink Suede Shoe

12 diy advent calendars

 Owl Advent Calendar by Like a Playground

12 diy advent calendars

Snowmen Advent Garland by Whimsy Love

12 diy advent calendars

Christmas Street Advent Calendar by Mr. Printables

12 diy advent calendars

DIY Advent Calendar by Makoodle

Get any good ideas?  Gift and treat ideas are endless.  For my husband (who loves the idea of an advent calendar), I include scratch off lottery tickets and his favorite chocolates!  See, it isn’t just for kids!

Enjoy your advent holiday and make a little fun for the family!

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3 comments

  1. Thank you so much for including us in your fab list!

    All the best from Sweden
    Karin/Pysselbolaget

  2. karaimame says:

    Hi Suzy! Thank you for letting me know my calendar was included in this awesome inspiring list! Amazing ideas!
    Happy December!

  3. norene says:

    The Santa advent calender was my favorite.

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