i should be mopping the floor: The Best Advent Calendars

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Best Advent Calendars

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Let's face it...we're all busy. And even for a crafter like myself, sometimes it's easier to buy something rather than DIY it. In years past, I've made my kids' Advent calendars and while it was super fun and they were adorable, I'm flat out of time this year. So, I've rounded up (and even tested) some of the best Advent calendars on Amazon that are are super inexpensive. 

Classic Advent Calendar
Who else grew up with the classic perforated-cardboard-window-opening Advent calendars? Every year, my mom would buy one of these pieces of nostalgia at the commissary and it would be such a treat...especially if it was a chocolate-filled one! These days, pre-made Advent calendars can be hard to come by. I stumbled onto some last year at Tuesday Morning, but other than that, these are hard to find in major stores. Enter Amazon. Instead of trudging all over town this year, I found a bunch of these online. I bought a few to make sure they were legit. And truly, I think I've found some of the best Advent calendars (well, ready-made ones, at least) out there. Check them all out below.

The Best Advent Calendars

If you're hard-pressed for time to throw together an Advent calendar, go for a fun ready-made one this year. I've categorized them below to make it easier on you. They're all available on Amazon and can be at your place in a day or two.

Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar

Treat-Filled Advent Calendars

Clock Advent Calendar

Traditional Advent Calendars (non-candy) 

Religious Advent Calendars

Religious Advent Calendars


Christmas Advent Calendars

My Family's Favorite Advent Calendar

After testing out several of the best Advent calendars on Amazon, my family fell in love with this one that I mentioned above: the Stained Glass Nativity Advent Calendar.

Scripture Advent Calendars
Each window on this Stained Glass Nativity Advent Calendar has a Christmas-based scripture inside, along with a lovely matching picture (above). It's definitely our favorite...and a really beautiful one, too!

Looking for More Advent Calendars?

If you would prefer to DIY your countdown calendar, check out the following tutorials:

Easy Advent Calendar Ideas
Hoping you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season!





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