Countdown to Christmas with Handmade Advent Calendars

| Original: November 20, 2022

There's only one more month until Christmas! The kids couldn't wait to get the house decorated and have been begging us to get the Christmas tree out. So my home has been ready to receive Christmas since the day after Remembrance Day.

So we got our Christmas Tree out now that we actually have a place for it, and of course, our Crochet Christmas Tree that I made a few years ago. I love how this flat Christmas Tree with flat Christmas bauble ornaments has continued to be a part of our family Christmas tradition.

As I am typing up this blog post, my kids are drafting up their letters to Santa thanking him for their present last year and asking for something new this year.

Christmas Advent Calendars are a great way to continue building up the excitement until Christmas morning and make wonderful gifts for kids, especially when they're reusable year after year!

While shopping on Etsy, I've found some beautiful Advent Calendars that I thought I'd share with you all!

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Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Boxes

Gingerbread House Kraft Paper Advent Calendar

For an exciting countdown to Christmas simply pop up these Christmas kraft paper gingerbread houses and fill them with sweets and little treats. These pre-made gingerbread kraft paper houses get shipped flat to your home. Just pop up these boxes, fill them up with treats and you're ready to go!

Personal Toy Shop Advent Calendar

Handmade Personal Toy Shop Advent Calendar

This is a sweet little reusable toy shop advent calendar that features a beautiful watercolor toy shop illustration. It's made using thick sturdy cardboard. Opens up like a book to reveal 24 cardboard drawers. They're the perfect size for small treats and toys. Beautifully constructed with magnetic edge closure. It can be personalized with a name applied as vinyl above the toy shop door (up to 9 characters). 

Mini Drawers Advent Calendar

Laser Wood Cutting File for Mini Drawers Advent Calendar

If you are experienced with using a wooden laser cutter, check out this beautiful DIY wooden advent calendar. This listing is for a digital SVG file you can use to cut a 3-4mm wood material. It's super customizable and the license allows the buyer to make this project for personal use AND to make it to sell!

Santa Countdown Pillow Crochet Pattern

Crochet Santa Countdown Pillow Crochet Pattern

This is a fun and unique Christmas countdown pillow for the whole family to enjoy. This listing is for the crochet pattern to make your own Countdown to Christmas Santa pillow. Once you're done, you can bring it out every year and move the candy cane daily as you count the days until Christmas.

Little Red Car Christmas Countdown

Wooden Little Red Car Christmas Countdown

This is a lovely way to countdown the days that lead up to Christmas with this beautiful wooden red car advent calendar. You can even personalize it with a name or message. This classic wooden advent calendar is perfect for any age and will be a timeless beautiful decoration in your home year after year. Move the festive red car along the wooden Christmas scene each day to keep the excitement building.

Christmas Bauble Ornament Countdown

Laser Wood Cutting File for Christmas Bauble Ornament Countdown

This is a listing for a digital cut file for an adorable Christmas bauble that functions as a countdown. It has a dial in the back for the numbers. The file can be cut from any material. The entire design fits on 1 sheet of material. 

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Crochet Pattern

This pattern is for a crochet Christmas Tree and ornaments! The ornaments also function as a little pouch to store a little treat or a sweet note. The decorations come in 5 different shapes as shown. As you count down to Christmas, you get to open up each ornament and then hang it on the tree. As it gets closer to Christmas, your tree gets more decorated.

Minimalist Advent Calendar

Handmade Minimalist Advent Calendar

This minimalist advent calendar is stylish, modern, and perfect to use year after year. Each pocket has a small wooden number attached to it. The pockets are big enough for treats or small toys to create a magical moment for every morning leading up to Christmas.

You can also make an amigurumi Santa doll and move him from pocket to pocket as you count down to Christmas!

Candy Cane Christmas Countdown

Wooden Candy Cane Christmas Countdown

If there's someone with a sweet tooth in your family, you won't want to look away. This candy cane Christmas countdown is so clever, you can hang a candy cane for each day leading up to Christmas. This is a delicious way to celebrate the month of December. It's easy to set up and fits most candy canes (candy canes not included)!

Fabric Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Fabric Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Waiting for Christmas day to arrive can be hard for children (and adults). Advent calendars are a great way to build up excitement. If you live in a small place and don't have room for a Christmas tree, this festive fabric Christmas Tree advent calendar is a great way to bring a Christmas tree into your home without taking up too much space.

Christmas Countdown with Advent Activity Cards

Christmas Countdown with Advent Activity Cards

This wooden Christmas countdown is a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor. There's a wooden star that you move every day to indicate how many more days until Christmas day. There's also an option to add hooks to the bottom of the calendar so that you can attach ornaments, letters, or envelopes with activity cards with fun ideas to celebrate Christmas or spread kindness.

Print and Color Winter Village Advent Calendar

Winter Village Printable Advent Calendar Coloring Pages

Know someone who loves arts and crafts? This print and color advent calendar consists of 25 Victorian-style Christmas-themed houses and buildings that you can color before assembling and filling with sweet little surprises! All you need is some cardstock paper, a printer, pair of scissors, pencil crayons or markers, a gluestick, and your imagination to fill them up!

If coloring is not your thing, but you would still like to make your own little winter village, a fully colored version is also available!

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