Ideas For a Custom Advent Calendar

Ideas For a Custom Advent Calendar

The holiday season is approaching, and you're probably looking for a fun way to count down to Christmas. Perhaps you are thinking about making a custom advent calendar for your family or friends. An advent calendar can be any box with 24 sections that represent the days until Christmas. You can get creative with how you fill the box, but here are five ideas for custom calendars that will help get your creative juices flowing:

Custom Advent Calendar

Custom advent calendars are a great way to keep track of the days until Christmas, but they can be expensive. Luckily, there are so many ways you can make your own custom advent calendar with items from around your home.

A few things you will need for this project:

  • 4 calendars (and a few extras in case something goes wrong) -I used one for each month of December and then two extra ones just in case I messed up! Also make sure they have enough room on them to write down whatever you want them too!
  • Some wrapping paper/cardstock/colored paper -I chose red because it perfectly matches our holiday decorating theme! If you aren't as artsy as me though, don't worry about picking out a special color yet because we'll cover that later on in this article 🙂
  • Tape -You'll also need some tape if you plan on sticking anything onto the calendar pages themselves like candy or other treats inside each box day by day.

What kind of decorations should go inside my Advent Calendar? That's totally up to personal preference! Here's what worked well for us: A small piece of chocolate every morning at breakfast time followed by reading scripture together before school starts again after winter break ends (this year being February 14th). We also put some gifts under our tree throughout December leading up until Christmas morning when we opened up all those wonderful surprises waiting within our stockings full of goodies too!!

Make a custom advent calendar for each child.

A great way to personalize an advent calendar is by making one for each child. This can be done by using a small box or basket, decorating it, and placing a treat in each day. However, make sure the treats are age appropriate!

Make a grocery list.

A grocery list can be a simple way to get organized. If you like to keep track of what you have and what you need, this is the calendar for you. Simply write down all the items that need to be purchased for your household on a given day, then store it in a safe place (like your wallet!). When it comes time for grocery shopping, pull out the calendar and use it as a checklist! Before heading out, make sure that all items are crossed off the calendar so there's no confusion during checkout.

Make a packing list.

Make a packing list. It's always useful to make sure you have everything you need for a trip, but it can be even more helpful when traveling during the holidays when there are so many extra things to think about. You might forget something important or need to buy something along the way, like an umbrella or coffee mug at a roadside stand. And once you arrive at your destination and unpack all of your stuff, consider writing down what items are in each room so that when it's time to go home (or back out again) all of your belongings will be accounted for.

Make a chore list.

  • Make a chore list. This is an old-fashioned way of doing things, but it's one that's sure to make you feel like you're back in your childhood home. Take out some paper and make a list of all the chores that need to be done each day (setting the table, cleaning up after meals, washing laundry) and put them in order by who is assigned them (Mom does dishes; Dad does laundry). You can even make it fun by making it into a game: who can get their chores done first? Who can do all their chores early? And don't forget to include special activities for kids—making crafts or baking with mom or dad are great ways for them to feel like they're contributing as well!

Make a travel list.

Another idea is to make a travel list. This will help you to remember all the things that need to be packed, done before you go and when you get back home. A good idea is for each day of Advent, open up a new window on your computer and write down something that needs packing or preparing for your holiday.

It could be as simple as ‘purchase toothbrush’ or ‘book return ticket’ but it will keep everything in one place so there's no forgotten items at the last minute!

You can make your own customized advent calendar for your family and friends.

Advent calendars, traditionally, are a countdown to Christmas. You can use them as a way to count down the days, and they’re often filled with small gifts or treats. They usually have 24 pockets, but you can make one that has more or less if you prefer.

You can also make your own customized advent calendar for your family and friends. This can be an exciting way to mark the days until Christmas, and it’s a great way to give each person in your family their own special gift every day leading up to the big day! It's also a great idea for teachers who want something special for their students on December 1st!


Start by choosing a box or container that will hold all of your Advent Calendar goodies. Then, fill it with little tags or pieces of paper that have tasks, chores, activities or shopping lists written on them. Make sure you include enough days in December so everyone can enjoy this unique gift!