20 Advent calendar ideas – have a merry countdown to Christmas day

December is the most wonderful time of the year for the whole family. Children or adults – everyone feels happy about Christmas time. Every day can be sweetened by wonderful surprises. You can of course buy an advent calendar from the stores or you can enjoy yourself and make one yourself – look at these Advent calendar ideas and have some fun.

Advent calendar ideas – creative ideas for all ages

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An inseparable part of the Christmas time since the 19th century, the calendar counts the days in the months from November to December, the time until the birth of Jesus Christ. Previously, it was mostly decorated with religious motifs while modern style advent calendar ideas are gaining more and more popularity.

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If you want to craft one, first look for a suitable place in the house. What kind of design will have the calendar, is closely related to the available space. Space-saving calendars are usually hung on the wall. You can craft one out of matchboxes, magnets or paper bags. Here you will find some creative advent calendar ideas for your home.

Advent calendar ideas – styles and types

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The charm of the advent calendar is mainly because of the prepared surprises. Either a minimalist style, unconventional, rustic, traditional -you will find your preferred one with these advent calendar ideas. You know what to do, no matter what style you have chosen – hide completely different gifts every day – for example, a small candy one day, a sweet edible the next day, a poem on the third and so on. Or you can prepare a great gift that you divide into 24 pieces – for example Lego bricks. Let your creativity run wild – and show your love with small things which will bring joy to your family!

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 Cute paper bags

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 Cute Christmas stockings on a string

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 Cute mittens

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A pillow with small pockets for counting the days till Christmas

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 Small cups on a wooden board for sweet surprises

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 Hide a poem or a loving message in each envelope

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 Colourful stockings for each day till Christmas

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 Buy some gift boxes and make a cute advent calendar

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 Hang the calendar on a wall or a door

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 The pockets for each day of the calendar can be decorated with different winter symbols

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 Easy to make calendar for the kids room

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 Christmas mantel decoration made of glasses

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 Easy to craft Christmas decor – paper bags

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 Boxes on a white board – minimalist style idea

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Christmas paper mache boxes

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