Creating Your Own Advent Calendars

They say that the best gifts are the most thoughtful. So this year, instead of buying off-the-shelf last minute advent calendars from Asda for your family, why not do something special? Great for giving as a gift, or making with your children.

The Calendar

Both the content and the advent calendar itself should be bought with the recipient in mind. Would they want a decorative one, or a fun one? A reusable one, or a disposable one? Here’s a few of our favourite fillable advent calendars for inspiration:

Of course, you don’t have to buy one! You can make your own, like these people:

The Content

So next comes the daily unveiling – the thing they will look forward to opening. Will you fill the calendar with the same thing every day or give them a surprise? Here’s a few ideas on filling your advent calendar: