12 Creative Advent Calendars

You guys… I bought a black Christmas tree for a holiday shoot we had yesterday! It is my absolute new favorite decoration. I’ve seen white trees around, and even a few cute pink ones, but I really can’t wait to show you my new black tree. It’s so pretty! While I play Christmas music early this weekend and continue to get in the mood here is a collection of 12 really creative advent calendars to inspire us all for the season.

Advent starts December 1st! Did you see our festive pyramid Advent calendar this week? It’s the first of our Advent posts, more coming soon.

The above photo box advent would be a great way to give treats and display family photos during the season. I love the sentimentality it brings, find it at Zoe De Las Cases.

25 Creative Advent Calendars | Bright pink inspiration by DaWanda

Such a festive concept behind this advent calendar that Dawanda makes. It would be easy to recreate at home with a collection of white boxes and simple bright stickers to make the entire family giddy.

Nothing beats simplicity during the busiest season of the year and these simple envelopes strung up by Little Red House would be the perfect last minute idea.

Some families measure the weeks of advent and not the days. We have a simple tradition of lighting a candle and spending time together every Sunday of advent. A version of this wreath by Ferm Living would make a bright and festive atmosphere for our weekly countdown.

Coffee cups filled with treats, or offers to make a cup, or gift cards to your favorite coffee shop. Whatever is inside these adorable advent cups by Living At Home is sure to bring joy to a coffee fan like me.

An advent calendar to mail to the grandparents. Each day another photo, drawing, or sweet memento from your kids will bring out the youthful joy in them as they await your holiday visit.

If you’re more into writing out activities then giving treats – a collection of clear bottles lining the mantel will get everyone very excited to see what is written on that rolled up paper inside. Add a few graphic details and numbers to finish this calendar off. Created for Ellies Handmade.

I love the look of these gilded advent boxes from You Are My Fave. They’d be a treat to pull out each year and easy to fill with goodies for everyone to enjoy.

Robots! My boy would dig this advent calendar that Next to Nicx came up with. They are whimsical and sweet. Head over for the adorable printable template.

If you are too short on space for a garland calendar, try hanging the boxes from a loop with strings. They’d being a graphic punch to the holidays, see this one on Fab.

Paper bags with sticker numbers stuffed in a suitcase might be the easiest and sweetest way to display the calendar this year.

Stamped cotton bags by Nuvonova are simple and pretty. Attach a seasonal ribbon and the bags can be laid out in a bowl, tied into a tree or strung as garland for an easy way to store countdown treats.