Christmas is a time for many things … time to celebrate the birth of a tiny baby who would give his life to complete our lives. Time to appreciate family and friends, and the many blessings of life. And an opportunity to take time to think of others, remember we are dependent on the love and support of the people in our lives, and we’re often meant to be that love and support to people God’s waiting for us to meet.

Below are ideas for each day between Nov. 28 and Dec. 25 to help celebrate the spirit of Christmas. They aren’t necessarily meant to be consecutive, so feel free to cut them out and put them in a jar or use one of the crafting ideas below for how to display this advent calendar. We hope that each day will be a surprising encounter with the living God.

Downloadable Advent Calendar

Ideas for crafting advent calendars:

Photo chains, boxes and baby socks from Martha Stewart

30 Advent Calendar ideas from burlap to stamps

Felt Advent Calendar