As someone who loves a good countdown, I’ve always loved the idea of advent calendars. Although I never had one growing up, I decided long ago to make it a part of our family’s holiday traditions once a little one came around. With Max turning 2 in January, this felt like the perfect year to start. Naturally I turned to Pinterest for a little inspiration and was so impressed by the creative and adorable options I found. Since Hanukkah starts on December 24th this year, these countdown work for both holidays. Aaron and I haven’t decided what to fill our calendar with, but we are giving ourselves a budget and have agreed to buy meaningful and useful items so we don’t just fill our closets with more clutter. We plan on filling some of the days with toys that Max can donate to Toys for Tots.
Here are 25 of my favorite Pinterest inspired Advent Calendars.
Is an advent calendar part of your family’s holiday tradition?