11 Christmas Countdown Calendar Ideas


Christmas Countdown calendars are my absolute favorite way to get ready for Christmas! Here are some of the best Christmas DIY advent calendars I could find online!  I absolutely love having the tradition of a Christmas countdown calendar with my family.

Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activity for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for Christmas so you can always search there if you’’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Christmas Countdown Calendar Ideas

24 ways to countdown to Christmas

1. 24 Fun Ways to Countdown to Christmas ~ Print these adorable countdown calendars FREE from Tip Junkie on matte photo paper and display on your mantle for beautiful decor! Each day as you countdown to Christmas you’ll pull an “action” card and complete the action which contains something meaningful to do for the holidays.

giant advent calendar

2. Giant Advent Calendar DIY ~ Felt numbers are all you need to customize this IKEA print to make your own large scale advent calendar. We just love how festive this looks and it would make an excellent photo backdrop!

Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

christmas book countdown

3. Christmas Book Countdown ~ If you and your family loves books, then you’ll love this idea for a Christmas countdown! Wrap books and label them 1-24 so that they can be opened one by one culminating with the book you want read on Christmas Eve. We think this is a super great tradition!

advent calendar light bulb

4. DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar ~ This advent calendar is easiest to make if you have a craft cutting machine, but if you don’t, don’t worry. You just need these a few supplies to make the calendar that’s festive, original, and fun!

paper advent calendar

5. Colorful Paper Advent ~ This advent calendar using colorful paper and PHOTOs is brilliant and would make such a great gift idea. Not only is it thoughtful, it’s easy to put together!

countdown to christmas

6. Vintage Countdown Calendar ~ This vintage countdown calendar printable set is easy to download, assemble, display and utilize. For best results, print on photo matte paper.

Advent Calendar Ideas

paper bag advent calendar

7.  DIY Advent Calendar ~ This paper bag DIY advent calendar is easy to make, fun to fill, and we love the rustic look. Make sure you use a stencil for best results!

advent calendar clock

8. DIY Wood Clock Advent Calendar ~ Here’s a great advent calendar that really helps visualize the countdown to Christmas. Plus, it’s just so darn lovely. Learn how to make it at Thrifty and Chic.

Countdown Calendar

make your own advent calendar

9.  Make Your Own Advent Calendar ~ Loving these little tube advent calendars that are large enough to hold a small candy and/or a rolled up piece of paper with either a scripture reading or seasonal activity prompt. They can be used year after year, too!

advent calendar christmas

10.  Fun Christmas Countdown Calendar ~Simply print out the contents of this file, cut out and assemble your Christmas Countdown Calendar. When all of the action items are completed, Christmas is here!  Plus, you’ll have almost a whole month of meaningful memories with your family!

diy advent calendar free printable

11. DIY Advent Calendar Printables ~ This advent calendar is made from interlocking stackable cubes. Brilliant, right? The best part is that the printables are all free. LOVE this idea!

11 christmas countdown calendar ideas

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