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Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had advent calendars to count down the days until Christmas.

As a kid, my mom would make one for me and my brother. But now, our family has grown. Ella is still too little to have her own advent calendar, so my mom and I decided we would make one for the whole family this year.

Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

Each day has a small gift for someone else in the family. It’s a great way to have the family come together during the Christmas season. And who doesn’t like getting gifts?!

I definitely can’t wait to start into the last month of the year and count down the days till Christmas!

Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

❤ I’m partying here:

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Delia
    Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 06:50 AM

    Wow your pictures are absolutely gorgeous ! I’ve never made an advent calendar before. I think I might start researching some ideas :D . Thank your for the inspiration!

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    Hanna
    Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 09:39 AM

    What a great idea to make one for the whole family! Makes it fair for everyone and probably cheaper than bying/making one for each family member, love it!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 08:34 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Hanna! :)
      I’m happy you like the idea of the family advent calendar!
      XO’s from Germany,
      Vanessa

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    Melanie
    Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 07:39 PM

    Liebe Vanessa,
    habe den Adventskalender schon bei deiner Mama bewundert.
    Der schaut soooo schön aus!
    Und die Idee ein Kalender für alle finde ich auch großartig.
    Meine Mädels müssen sich auch einen Kalender teilen :-)
    Ganz liebe Grüße
    Melanie

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 08:40 PM

      Hallo liebe Melanie,
      vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar! :)
      Adventskalender sind ja auch echt aufwändig (und teuer) — bei mehreren Kindern ist Teilen da ja fast ein Muss! Hehe
      Ganz liebe Grüße,
      Vanessa

      PS: Vielleicht hast Du ja Lust an meinem Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen?
      Zu gewinnen gibt es gerade ein Kopfkissen von eve (www.niftythriftythings.com/de/sleep-tight-our-new-family-bed-coupon-code/). Ich würde mich freuen!

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    Sabrina
    Monday November 28th, 2016 at 03:30 PM

    This is such a lovely idea Vanessa. We always had the chocolate ones but I love the idea of having a personalized one. Thanks so much for sharing and have fun digging in :)

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    Lora
    Monday November 28th, 2016 at 06:30 PM

    I love all the different packages! They look pretty to display, and exciting to open!

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    alina
    Monday November 28th, 2016 at 08:05 PM

    Your photos are stunning so so so gorgeous. Your advent calendar is a piece of decor in itself, glad I found your blog!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 09:41 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Alina! :)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Sarah
    Monday November 28th, 2016 at 08:41 PM

    This is the cutest advent calendar!! I love how every day looks different. So sweet to have a gift for everyone in the family!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 09:45 PM

      Thank you SO much, Sarah! :)
      I can’t wait to dig in that advent calendar. haha
      Have a great week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Kelly @ North Country Nest
    Tuesday November 29th, 2016 at 04:05 AM

    Oh my goodness, this is so freaking cute! I love all the different sizes and colors. I am sure your family just LOVES opening these cute gifts.
    Best,
    Kelly

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    Zan Turner
    Sunday December 4th, 2016 at 05:29 AM

    It is such a beautiful post and I’m sure the adults will enjoy the activities. I love the hanging wood idea and wanted to make one like this but could not find an appropriate piece of wood. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

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