Advent Calendars

Advent begins soon. Now is the time to prepare your advent calendar! Here is a collection of favourite ideas for Advent calendars.

1. Muffin tin calendar // 2. Matchbox calendar // 3. Advent calendar in a jar
4. Paper bag calendar
// 5. Nativity felt calendar //6. Christmas around the world calendar
7. Origami box calendar // 8. Peg calendar //9. Paper bag calendar: the neutral version
10. Sewn-up paper stars (not actually a calendar, but easily adaptable!) // 11. Toilet roll calendar // 12. Ultra-minimalist calendar

If you’re searching for beautiful words to go inside your calendar, here are some printable bible verse cards telling the Christmas story. Or maybe use Richard Bauckham’s Haiku.

Do you have an advent calendar tradition? In previous years we have strung up a calender made from old Christmas cards, ornaments and bible verses in the window of our apartment. This year, in a different home, we are working out a new way to mark the days.