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DIY Countdown to Christmas Calendar Ideas

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Having a countdown to Christmas calendar as part of your holiday decor is a fun way to let the kids cross off the days until Santa arrives! There are printables too! For more posts like this see my Christmas Holiday page.

DIY Countdown to Christmas Calendar Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And to help get you into the holiday spirit, we’ve rounded up some of the best countdown to Christmas calendar ideas and Advent calendar ideas to make this season!

The first half of this post I ma sharing a collection of DIY Countdown Calendars and the second part is a collection of Printable Countdown Calendars. So, grab your craft supplies and make your own or print one out and start counting!

Advent calendars are a fun way to add a little bit of excitement to the countdown to Christmas. They make great gifts for kids and adults alike.

What does advent mean?

The word “Advent” is a Christian word that means “coming” and represents the first 4 Sundays until Christmas. Some light 4 candles, with each having a special meaning, up until December 25th, the birth of Jesus. Alternately, some years the first Sunday will start in November usually the 27-Dec 1.

Traditionally Advent calendars count each day up until Christmas, the 1st of December-25th. Each day you open a small gift receiving a surprise counting down until Christmas day.

Advent and holiday countdown calendars typically have 25 little windows, with each window containing a small treat like a chocolate or a toy. For a sugar-free calendar, you could do a fun activity to do on each day.

Printable Countdown to Christmas Calendars

In this fun list I have included some printable calendars so you can instantly make your own Advent calendar right now!


Countdown to Christmas Calendar Ideas

If you feel like getting crafty, here some great DIY Christmas Advent calendar ideas!


Grab a cup of hot cocoa and start crossing off the days until Christmas!

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DIY Countdown to Christmas Calendar printables

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