One of our most-loved Christmas traditions as a family is the use of our Advent calendar. The Husband and I always look forward to seeing how each treat or experience adds to the holiday magic for our children. Here’s the thing, though: some advent calendars can take up so. much. space. if you hang them up in one giant, straight line. As a way to combat it from taking over the entirety of your Christmas decor, I’m sharing five simple ways to display an advent calendar that you may not have thought of before.
Now, you know I first have to let you know that even though all of these pictures use my very own Advent Calendar that you can purchase through Joann, you could easily apply these ideas to any version of an Advent calendar. Promise!
1. Use the pieces as part of your tree decor.
You’ve already got a tree set up, so why not make it useful, too? My version of the calendar uses clothespins to attach to a ribbon, but they’re also perfect to attach to tree branches.
This is actually how I have it displayed in my home and my kidlets love that they have easy access to each day’s envelope of goodness.
2. Use the pieces to adorn gifts.
One of my personal favorite ideas for Christmas that I have yet to put into action is the thought that you wrap up 25 holiday books. Each day in December, your family opens one of the books and it becomes that day’s bedtime story. Genius, right? The daily numbers from an Advent calendar kit would be perfect for signifying which book to open on a specific day.
3. Oh, Christmas Tree
How about instead of one straight line, you hang your calendar in the shape of a Christmas tree? This version from A Glimpse Inside does just that. Adorable, right?
4. Hang it on a bulletin board.
When I first saw this idea from Balancing Home, I was amazed at how simple and impactful it can be. I mean, so many of us have a spare bulletin board or chalkboard lying around and attaching an Advent calendar to it, instead of adding extra holes to your walls, seem like a no-brainer.
5. Double it up.
A mantle can be a perfect location to display an advent calendar and The Crafted Sparrow shows us how to do it right! By creating two rows instead of one, she added extra visual interest kept the display condensed.
Which way do you think you’d share your Advent calendar? Or do you have a different way that I haven’t listed?
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