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Count down to Christmas with these lovely wooden crafted advent calendars.
I love anything that includes anticipation and excitement. The feelings invite childlike wonder and thrill and I can’t get enough. I recall making paper chains as a child to count down to important things and my favorite of these traditions were advent calendars. Its origins are a bit disputed, but it seems likely that they... Keep Scrolling
Written by Molly Snelson


I love anything that includes anticipation and excitement. The feelings invite childlike wonder and thrill and I can’t get enough. I recall making paper chains as a child to count down to important things and my favorite of these traditions were advent calendars. Its origins are a bit disputed, but it seems likely that they originated in Germany at the tail end of the 19th century.

For me and my brothers it was taking turns opening the little cardboard doors and savoring the chocolate inside and for my kids it’s turned into festive tiny lego creations behind each door. Either way, the fun is the same, it marks the passing days and gets us all one step closer to Christmas. Lately, I’ve been seeing these gorgeous, ornate wooden advent calendars and I set out to find the best ones. So, here they are! 

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Wooden Advent Christmas village with decorative bottlebrush trees lining the top.
Courtesy of Target

Bright and bold, how sweet is this Christmas village? I’d love to live in this tiny holiday commune and sip cocoa with my nearest and dearest.

Wooden triangular, tree shaped advent calendar filled with tiny openable house numbered to 25.
Courtesy of West Elm

The teeny houses you get to open in this one caught my eye. What could we fit in there

Ornate wooden advent calendar with Santa's sleigh riding a shooting star out of the top.
Courtesy of Amazon

The details of this ornate shooting start advent calendar will have little ones captivated, I’m sure.

LED lit wooden advent calendar with backlit sleigh.
Courtesy of Amazon

The LED back light of this sleigh ride advent calendar is MAGICAL! Beautiful by day and even more glorious at night.

Courtesy of Etsy

Here’s another cute option for the children of the house and we love this lovely box it all comes out of.

Wooden advent calendar filled with tiny ornaments, surrounded by glass ornaments and sitting on a wooden table.
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Filled with tiny treasures, this North Pole village is a sweet take on the traditional advent calendar.

Light colored house shaped advent calendar with 25 pull out boxes and snowy, bottle brush trees at the top.
Courtesy of West Elm

There has been a recent trend toward a soft palette of color for Christmas decor and if that is your jam than this is the advent calendar for you!

White fold out advent box with hand lettered Merry Christmas on the front.
Courtesy of Amazon

Closed up this can be displayed as simple beautiful decor with a hand-lettered “Merry Christmas” message or open up with lovely pre-lit calendar so everyone can enjoy it!

Personalized, laser cut, wooden advent calendar hanging on a white wall next to a decorative ladder.
Courtesy of Etsy

What a sweet gift idea for any child, the personalized element here really makes this one special.

Wooden advent board with a small wreath to encircle the day of the month.
Courtesy of Target

If you’re looking for a more minimalist advent calendar, we’ve found this elegant and simple version from Target.

Want more simply beautiful holiday ideas? Check out this post on How to Organize your Christmas Shopping List.

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