Adorable Advent Calendars – Countdown to Christmas

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas
Advent Calendars

I know it seems like Christmas is still so far away, but it’s only a little over eight weeks from today! How? While I won’t rush through fall, I do want to savor Christmas when it arrives. I always find it helpful to prepare in advance. It’s part of my fall nesting ritual!

An advent calendar can be a great tool to help you to slow down and savor each day leading up to Christmas. As advent calendars usually begin on the first day of December, now is a good time to prepare if you want to start or continue the tradition with your family this year.

Keep your advent tradition simple or really get creative and build some quality family time and special memories into each day. You can use an advent calendar in any way that works for your family! It can be just a fun tradition to count down the days until Christmas, or as a helpful tool to focus your family on the real meaning of Christmas (through telling a part of the Christmas story each day, lighting a candle, reading a devotional together, journaling or memorizing verses). An advent calendar can inspire you to slow the whole season down as you connect with each other every day in meaningful ways.

An advent calendar can be themed or structured and generic versions can personalized to highlight your own special Christmas, faith or family traditions.

We stumbled on some really adorable advent calendars to add to our 2016 Christmas shop, so we thought it would be fun to feature them today.

You’ll find our entire Christmas decor shop here and the link to each calendar is also listed below for your convenience.

Are you planning on using an advent calendar with your family this year?
What are some of your meaningful advent traditions?

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2016 Advent Calendars

You’ll see the affiliate source is linked above the images of each featured calendar.

Source > Home Advent Calendar from Quill & Fox

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas
Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas

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Source > Paper Advent Village

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas
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Source > Birch Woodland Advent Calendar

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas
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Source > The Perfect Advent Activity Kit from Dayspring

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas
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 3D Advent Village 

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas

Adorable Advent Calendars - Countdown to Christmas

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, from our house to yours!

This week I’ve been trying to focus on finishing up my Christmas to do list, but mostly I have been just enjoying puttering around the house. That’s my favorite thing to do! Last week I got a new dresser (YAY!) and this week I organized my closet for the first time since we have lived here (I’ll share updates and details on how my room is coming along and progress on the rest of the house after the holidays!). It feels so great to be getting organized!

Merry Christmas!

Jack is dreaming of a white Christmas. I would love that, too! It’s unlikely but just in case we get a flake or two, I’ve been trying to finish up my errands so I can just stay home and sit by the fire the rest of the week. We have some family coming up Christmas day so we’ll have a house full of guests. I can’t wait!

Yesterday I stopped in Costco to stock up on some T.P. (you really don’t want to run out while you have guests in the house especially if it snows, right?) and I ran into The Inspired Room on the book table! Yahoo! It was so exciting to see it there!

Merry Christmas!
If you live in the Seattle area, stop in a local Costco and check it out! It’s a great price too. I’m hoping if enough people buy it maybe they will stock it in more stores around the country. It doesn’t hurt to ask your local Costco for it!

I also stopped in Whole Foods and saw the book there, then at Barnes & Noble, and then again at the Seattle Amazon retail store on their “highly rated” table at the front of the store! So surreal but really cool to see it in so many places!

Merry Christmas!

These two pups look cute and fluffy, but don’t let Jack and Lily’s innocent faces fool ya! It wouldn’t be Christmas around our house without the annual “unraveling”of the tree! This year they were back at it. Every year I think I should finally be able to trust them around the decorations and then when I’m not looking, they still act like puppies and take the animals off the tree before we even get to the holiday (Remember last year’s mischief?).

Our pups keep things fun around our house, but I do wish they’d leave the animal ornaments alone!

I would love to see your house at Christmas, if you have a few moments over the next few days to to upload a photo or two to Home Love Stories that would be wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

This has been an amazing year full of surprises, house projects and fun changes for our family. I can’t wait to do a recap of this year and share my house dreams and goals for 2016! I’m super excited about all I have planned for this house and the blog. But meanwhile, I’m going to finish up my wrapping :)!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Before you go, check out my article on (in)courage for the image I think we should all Pin to our Pinterest Boards this Christmas. 

(The wreath in the top picture is from Harry & David and the wood cabinet in the top picture is from here)

My latest guide on eBay: How to Make the Best First Impression with Your Home

Merry Christmas!
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