25 Ways to Countdown to Christmas/Hanukkah

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.

1. Hanging Bundles

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

2. Linen Pin Board and Muslin Bag Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

3. Gift Box Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

4. Twenty-Five Acts of Random Kindness

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

5. Mini Tree Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

6. DIY Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

7. Advent Calendar Wall Chart

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

8. Wood Box Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

9. Wood Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

10. Stocking Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

11. Upcycled advent calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

12. Countdown Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

13. Hanging Brand and Paper Sack Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

14. Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

15. Magnetic Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

16. Small Tin Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

17. Gift Tree Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

18. Merry Mod Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

19. Advent Calendar Clothespin

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

20. Branched Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

21. Embroidery Hoop Wreath Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

22. Matchbox Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

23. Canvas Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

24. Gilt Galvanized Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

25. Paper Box Advent Calendar

25 Advent Calendar Ideas

Is an advent calendar part of your family’s holiday tradition?