Our Favorite Advent Calendars to Get Your Kids in the Holiday Spirit

Anticipation is often half the fun, and Christmas is no exception. Add kiddos to the mix and the excitement jumps several notches immediately — and we love every bit of it. Counting down the days until Santa arrives is one of our most treasured holiday traditions, and advent calendars help guide the way in a visually fun way!

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite advent calendars out there, some so beautiful they’re bound to become special decor pieces for years to come. Others are especially perfect for the littlest of hands, making them an integral part of the countdown action. Some are simple, some are grand, but they are all guaranteed to keep the holiday spirit strong from December 1st through the 24th for the whole family.

Take a look and take your pick before it’s time to get started; squeals of glee are right around the corner!

Pottery Barn Kids

Quilted Advent Calendar

Can be personalized!

Paper Source

Holiday House Advent Calendar

Move the Santa to a new pocket each day!

Pottery Barn Kids

Merry & Bright Advent Calendar

Both kid friendly & a great budget option. Can also be personalized!


Advent Candle

A European tradition where the candle burns a bit lower each day, all the way to the bottom on Christmas Day


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