The Advent calendar is a tradition that has spread around the world. Millions of children around the world count the days until Christmas using this system. E n fact, its origins go back in Protestant Germany of the nineteenth century .
For each day of the Advent period (then the first Sunday of Advent began and lasted until the 24th) the little ones lit a candle . Now the calendars are secular, so they start on December 1 and end on Christmas Eve.
It was in the 20s of the last century when calendars began to contain chocolate bars. It was a sweet way to make the wait more bearable. And to this day it remains. In supermarkets we can find countless calendars with chocolate sweets or bonbons .
There is, however, the possibility of making these same calendars at home. You can buy them, because there are many original advent calendars. But you can also print them at home. And totally free. Here are 10 beautiful advent calendar images to download and print .
The first two calendars include the 24 numbers for the first 24 days of December . Both are very colorful and the truth is that printed can be very good. An interesting option may be to print them and create windows. Inside we can place a chocolate bar or a candy. This goes to the taste of the one who does it. But above all, of the one who receives it.
The first calendar is in Spanish and has been made by Las inquietudes de Nerea. In fact, this artist gives multiple ideas on her blog to create advent calendars at home . And offer this image for your followers to print at home. Its commercial use is prohibited. If you feel like it, yes, you can let yourself be seduced by some of the ideas of this blogger.
The second calendar looks as colorful as the first, but it is in English. If you like it, you can download it and use it at home without problems. In fact, you can adapt it, if you like, into any homemade craft with the little ones in the house .
It is already known. Christmas is a good time to make good resolutions. So this calendar, a little more religious, will suit you like a glove. It can be colored in and includes a good purpose or action for each day. You can find, for example, ideas such as saying the rosary with the family, helping your brothers with whatever they need or asking for things please .
The following calendars are also intended for families or religious communities. Because they include a string of good resolutions to get to Christmas with hardly any sins. Thus, instead of offering you chocolate, this calendar will propose you to do something for someone without expecting anything in return, giving up the time you spend with your mobile to pay attention to another person or not judge others.
Then we can find simpler calendars. In which you can only see the numbers, with a less religious touch. They will come in handy to print and cut in some of your crafts. Especially if you are trying to create a box with candies or chocolate bonbons.
Finally, Disney PIXAR fans will also have the chance to download a personalized advent calendar. The one you see below is inspired by the dinosaur Arlo, from the movie Arlo's Journey . And may you enjoy this exciting journey to Christmas with your little ones!