Unique Advent calendars, DIY 24-day countdown ideas, and a free Advent Bible verse printable of 1 Christmas story scripture per day.
If you’re the type who remembers everything at the last second, this one’s for you.
I literally remembered last minute to set up my girls’ Advent calendar, set up the Elf on the Shelf, sign up for this weekend’s Christmas events, put a bajillion recitals on our schedule…
Why does December always feel like the most warp speed month of all time?
But one tradition our family loves doing each day is December is always a reminder to pause, slow down, and seek what matters: our Advent Bible verse Christmas story countdown.
Advent Calendar Ideas
We have done a lot of different Advent calendars over the years.
- DIY Clothespin Advent Calendar
- Wrapped Storybook Advent Calendar
- Advent Calendar Candle Label (this one is great for adults)
- Wall Garland Tree
I’ve made them out of just a plank of wood and clothesline before. I’ve set up a wall tree made of strung up garland and little numbered baggies of treats.
We’ve numbered and wrapped storybooks to read one each night with our girls’ each night leading up to Christmas.
But in each one, along with little pieces of chocolate or stickers or whatever prizes are inside of their Advent compartment for the day, I tuck in a Bible verse that each tell the Christmas story.
Advent Bible Verse Christmas Story Printable
By the time we reach Christmas Eve, the girls have read the scriptural Christmas story.
If this is something you love doing with your kids (or grown-ups) too, I linked the printable for the Advent scriptures below.
You can snag the Advent Bible Verse Christmas Story printable yourself by clicking here or click this button below:
How to Use
Each scripture is numbered for the day in December it should be read. Just cut them out and tuck them into whatever Advent calendar compartment you’re using.
I found this Nutcracker ballet themed Advent calendar for the girls this year, and I think it’s officially our all-time favorite since they’re both dancing in The Nutcracker for the first time this year.
(Robert is too. He’s playing Clara and Fritz’s dad. 😆 I love it SO much that he’s always up to volunteer for anything.)
Unique Advent Calendars
If you want to grab an Advent calendar last minute, I found a bunch of other unique ones we love too. Some of these are available for same-day pickup or next-day shipping, if that helps.
- 12 Nights of Wine Box
- 24 Cups of Cocoa Calendar
- A Date a Day Couples Advent Calendar
- Ballet Light-Up Advent Calendar
- 12 Days of Coffee Box
- Godiva Chocolate Advent Calendar
- 24-Day Herbal Tea Calendar
- Miniature Puzzle Countdown
- Harry Potter Pop-Up Advent Calendar
- Ornament Tree Countdown
- Melissa & Doug Magnet Advent Calendar for Kids
- The Body Shop Advent Calendar
- Voluspa Candle Calendar
- Kids’ Wooden Grand Station Christmas Countdown
- Man Crates Jerky Advent Calendar