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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Advent Calendars

This holiday season, I’ve seen some great advent calendars.  Although we are several days into December, I still thought I would share them with you. 

Two of my favorite ones are available from Pottery Barn.  I love the rustic look of these and that the little gifts peek out of the containers. To purchase, click here for the bucket and branch calendar and here for the burlap sack calendar.

If you have time to craft one, here is a great tutorial from Twig and Thistle. I love that this calendar is magnetic.  Twig and Thistle uses cheerful colors, but you could probably do your own twist on this by substituting with seasonal colors or even photos of the family holding up numbers.  The possibilities are endless.

Here is another simple DIY origami box advent calendar by Lorajean's Magazine for the blog Whatever Dee-Dee Wants.  
She created this as a countdown for Thanksgiving, but it easily doubles as a countdown for Christmas.  I like the simple craft-colored origami boxes that can be dressed up like this example below also by Lorajean's Magazine. You can use mini clothespins to attach the numbers on small tags instead of stamping them directly on the box.


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