I've always been in love with the idea of an advent calendar.
I think it stems from my early childhood memories and those (now) vintage cardboard boxes with the rosey-cheeked Santa and the snow covered hills, where every little choc compartment was a brand new surprise.
Ah. Those were the days.
As my own kids grow and learn more about Christmas, I'd love to provide them with the same experiences. Only instead of just a small choc piece on a cardboard board, I want to take things to the next level.
I know what you might be thinking "Settle down overachiever, what's wrong with a piece of chocolate every day?". And the answer is: absolutely nothing. But there's also nothing wrong with turning the creativity up a notch.
So to get me started I did some research and boy, oh boy, have I found some incredible ideas.
And since I like sharing my finds, I thought I'd put together this blog post in case you're just like me, toying with the idea of how cool you can make this year's advent calendar.
Enjoy the below and leave me a comment with a link if you've found some others we could add to the collection :)
A cardboard house for each day of Advent, via Mokkasin
Versatile storage boxes - labeled for Advent, via IKEA Sverige
Advent Calendar Tree via Elisabeth Heier
Xmas themed fabric packages tied up with string, via Beate Hemsborg
Hanging Christmas Tree Branch Advent Calendar via The Merry Thought
DIY Burlap Advent Calendar via Fun Kyti Me
DIY paper lunch bags folded over Advent, via A Merry Mishap
DIY Danish Wooden Dowel Tree via Nalle’s House
Wee Advent houses via Raum Dinge
Coffee filters, washi tape and yarn DIY Advent calendar via Scrumdilly-do
Easiest Advent Calendar via Dandee Designs
Minimalist Advent Calendar via miniKUNST
A bright and bold Advent via Living at Home
Staircase, newsprint and twine Advent Calendar via Fröken Knopp
Fabric bag Advent Calendar via Nicest Things
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