Advent Round-up

December 1st snuck up on me this year, and I can't believe it is time to get out the advent calendar. Here is a collection of advent calendars that I think are pretty snazzy. One of these years I hope to get around to making my own, but until then, here is some inspiration. Do you use an advent calendar? Share with me ones you've seen around.


Cool Literary Advent calendar with quotes and candy I saw while in Germany


Photo I took in Germany of an advent in a shop window.



From (German magazine) Living & More


British Elle Decor via Happy Mundane


Complementary downloadable advent numbers for envelopes by d. sharp.

From DWR via Better Living Through Design


Jordan's amazingly wrapped advent she created last year.


Cute Advent pouches from Nuvonova


German Advent Calendar shared by Guest Grain Edit on Design Sponge.


Nouveau Designs


DIY advent and directions from craftastica

15 comments:

The Fab Miss B said...

Oooh! Thanks for sharing. My mom always had advent calendars for us growing up and I've been looking for some that have a bit of charm- no cartoon reindeers please. I love the handmade paper bag one! I may be making my own.

nichole said...

I bought the ones from Nuvonova and they are fantastic! I tied each one to the tree, and they look great and have put the most delicious smile on my son's face.

K and/or K said...

Those are beautiful, what a nice tradition to start. I like the envelope clothes line in particular.

SimplyGrove said...

WOW, what great finds!!! I love them all!

miumiu said...

You've gathered nice ideas for a calendar here! I especially like the envelopes and the paper bags. My own advent calendar is much more tradional: the advent calendar of the guides and scouts (published since 1947). I love it because it's the only one where pictures behind the little doors match with the picture in front!

Showpony said...

these are great, I really like the one from nuvonova. Do you think its a little to late to get one now?

sylvesterandmama said...

Beautiful... I really like the photo (+ the advent calendar) where the little girl stands on the panton chair!

Mary said...

I love these. I really want to do something cool with an advent calendar - I love the bags. Check out this for a really cool advent calendar:

http://portlandsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/12/advent-calendar-building.html

libbydibby said...

thank you! I was hunting all over etsy the other night for something new... i made an advent calendar that is meaningful, but not near pretty enough... so i'm hunting for inspiration. i, too, love the one with the little munchkin standing on the chair - that's enough to get me going.
we also had a FABULOUS thanksgiving month using the Pottery Barn Kids Thanksgiving "advent/countdown" calendar... It was both beautiful and meaningful. A wonderful start to the gift giving to have a month of thankfulness...

Little Bohème said...

Lovely!! This gives tones of ideas!

Joanna Goddard said...

i'd pick the top one. it's so pretty and modern. thank you for the round-up, rachel!

Alya said...

I've never heard of an advent calendar. Can you explain what it is please? :)

Jamie said...

I realize that this is beside the point...but I LOVE those pink and red Panton chairs!

Ashley Rose Photography said...

OMG I love this post!!!! So cute, I am actually on a hunt for this completely adorable (of course SOLD OUT) Pottery Barn Kids advent calendar :)

Kathy McCreedy said...

These advent calendars are terrific... and you've inspired me to go to November 1, 2011 to put in a reminder to make my own for next Christmas! Thanks so much!!! I honestly think I might like your sister-in-law's the most...simple, cute, and VERY clever! Happy Holiays!

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