With the busy holiday season upon us, I feel like I'm running on all cylinders trying to get things done and make this season enjoyable. As you read in my previous post, I love advent calendars, they have always been a part of my Christmas traditions. I wanted an advent calendar that would provide activities and treats for my family to enjoy together, but I feel that I don't have the time or energy to devote to making a really great one.
**Raise your hand if you're feeling the same way!**
So to avoid the burnout before the season even gets started, I found these awesome printable advent calendars. All I have to do is push a button and there it is ready to use!
Today I'll show you my favorite Printable Advent Calendars. Plus there is a free one that I made at the end of the post!
Printable Advent Calendars from Etsy
If you know me you know I LOVE Harry Potter. So when I saw this adorable Harry Potter themed advent calendar I fell in love. The calendar has 25 different drawings on boxes that you fold and fill yourself. They are seriously so adorable!
AND they are on sale today, 11/21, for 40% off! So if you are a Harry Potter loving family, this is a great addition to your holiday decor.
I love that you can fill these with whatever you want! I might have to get some Chocolate Frogs or Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans to fill them with.
I thought this Art Journal Advent Calendar was a really fun idea for kids who love to draw. Everyday they are given part of the nativity story to draw. It would be really cool to do this every year and see how their drawings and interpretations change from year to year.
I also love that this would be an easy advent calendar to travel with. A lot of families travel at the holidays and this is a great way to keep the Christmas spirit and magic with you wherever you are!
I feel I do need to include the disclaimer that these aren't bible verses but a simple telling of the nativity story so it's easy for young kids to understand.
The Nativity Story and Countdown printable package is so cute and comes with a plethora of items to make your holiday season fun and Christ-centered.
The first thing I enjoyed about this set is that you get to make your own Nativity scene. This would be really fun for young kids to do, as they get to decide where each character would go (one every day). And the cute little figures will be made of paper so you don't have to worry about them being broken by little ones who want to play.
But this package also includes stories to read together, activities to do as a family, and quizzes to test your knowledge of the nativity story!
I love that the work is all done for me and we can just enjoy the fun experiences it is sure to bring to our family.
From Mormon.org about the calendar, "Each Christmas, we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. By following His teachings, we let his light shine—in our lives and in the lives of others. This year, use this calendar for inspiration as you plan your Christmas activities to help #LightTheWorld by serving those in need."
This calendar is all about serving others, which is what Christ was all about.
Printable Advent Calendar from 3 Winks Design
The Light the World Calendar inspired my 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar. I wanted something that was small and easy to carry around for traveling, but also something meaningful that would remind me of what the season is all about.
So I came up with the 12 Days of Christmas punch card. There are 12 scriptures on the back of the card and these scriptures are to inspire an act of service for the day. Once it's done the front circle can be punched out (or crossed out, or use a sticker since making a hole in it would make it harder to read the back).
It's business card sized so it easily fits into a wallet or pocket. And 10 on a page makes it easy to give one to every member of your family and friends.
It's free to download and print! Hope you enjoy!