Remember how exciting advent calendars were when we were kids? A chocolate a day for 24 days… We wanted it to be Christmas forever!

Well, we have new and exciting way to make advent calendars fun again. It’s time to get your creative hats on this Christmas and get started on your crafty calendar. DIY your way into the hearts of your family and show them you care by making your own, personalised advent calendar.

Here is what you’ll need:

Start by folding the printed sheets as per the instructions– make sure all 24 of them are there!

Then fill each envelope with a small item. We would suggest a retro print where you can write a custom message on the photograph. Alternatively, a hand written note in each envelope is a lovely way to get woken up, during those cold December mornings. However, you may also want to surprise your loved one with little gifts such as sweets, chocolate and anything else that might fit inside the envelope. Just make sure it’s not too heavy.

There are several ways you can display your advent calendar. You can hang them on a hanger with string and mini pegs as shown in our version above.

On the other hand, you can peg them across a piece of string like bunting to hang across a wall, mantelpiece or Christmas tree . Or if you really wanted to go down the personal route, you could hand them directly to the recipient each day leading up to Christmas Eve.

Watch our video below to see exactly how it’s done.

Go on, make someone’s Christmas and have a crack at this crafty advent calendar.

Alternatively, if DIY isn’t your forte but you still want to give a thoughtful gift that will be used throughout the year one of our personalised calendars could be just the ticket.

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