DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Free Printable. Personalize it before printing with editable days. Choose from several designs such as Santa, Nativity or Star Wars themes. This is such a fun Holiday paper craft!

Printable DIY Christmas Advent Calendar. Personalize each day before printing! Choose from Santa, Nativity or Star Wars themes. Fun Holiday Paper craft.

Free Printable Christmas Advent Calendar You Can Customize

It’s Advent Calendar time and I hope you love my Free Printable Christmas Advent calendar. Choose from 3 fun designs and edit before you print!

Because I’m a huge procrastinator, all of the LEGO Advent calendars were sold out.  I made a trip to the mall and then called 7 stores… yes… all sold out! Who knew I should have bought them back in April? With the start of December upon us, I was forced to make my own.

With some pieces of scrapbook paper, I was very happy with my non-LEGO version, plus I saved $50!

These DIY Advent Calendars are SUPER easy to make (oh and I mentioned cheap right?) and it’s not too late to make one yourself. They were so easy that I even made one for each kid.

Take that procrastination!

Actually, they are even more easy for you, because I designed them for you! 

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Free Printable Advent Calendar

All you need to do is think of what little treats your kids will get each day. This free printable design is customizable, so you can either keep what I have typed, or re-type your own treats. 

As you can see below, my daughter is really into money, candy and crafts! So unless your kids are obsessed with quarters, you’ll probably want type your own. ha!

Printable DIY Christmas Advent Calendar. Personalize each day before printing! Choose from Santa, Nativity or Star Wars themes. Fun Holiday Paper craft.

I printed the little treats on the back of scrapbook paper and the circles on sticker paper.

Free Party Printable Christmas Advent Calendars

You can choose from three banners.

1. Santa. My daughter wanted Tinkerbell, but too bad, so sad, she got Santa.

Printable DIY Christmas Advent Calendar. Personalize each day before printing! Choose from Santa, Nativity or Star Wars themes. Fun Holiday Paper craft.

2. A nativity scene. (I found this pretty graphic over at The Graphics Fairy)

Printable DIY Christmas Advent Calendar. Personalize each day before printing! Choose from Santa, Nativity or Star Wars themes. Fun Holiday Paper craft.

3. Star Wars. For Star Wars fans out there, this one’s for you! (Graphic found via

Printable DIY Christmas Advent Calendar. Personalize each day before printing! Choose from Santa, Nativity or Star Wars themes. Fun Holiday Paper craft.

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Download the Christmas Advent Calendar

Download the free printable Christmas Advent Calendar below. Instructions are included. Please share photos of your calendars on Instagram. Tag me at @LivingLocurto and use the hashtag #LivingLocurto so I can share. Enjoy!

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(Right click the link above to download to your desktop. Mac users, hold down your control key.)

You will need the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. All files are ©, non-commercial and for personal use only. Please read the terms of use here.

Originally published December 1, 2010 – Updated November 2021

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  1. Hi, IΒ΄m Aline From Brazil and I made it likely yours. My daughter is 16 years old and I had to adapt the advent calendar to her, but she loved it!
    Thank you for sharing this free printable.

  2. I can;t get the download to work either. it says it cannot be opened. even after I saved it to my desktop. Thanks!

  3. I don’t understand how to put it together exactly? Can you explain it in more detail? I don’t understand how you stick the papers on the calendar? It looks like they are stuck on with the numbers but not sure. I was wondering if you could help me a bit more as I would like to do this did my kids this year. Can you use Christmas scrapbook paper instead of printing the prints? Thanks for your help and super cute things.

  4. Got it to download!! I right clicked and hit “saved target as” and saved it to my desktop, then opened it up. Very cute!!

  5. Ah, so it’s not downloading to your desktop? I thought you downloaded the PDF file, opened it and then it would not print. The file is several pages, so it might take a while to download depending on how fast your internet is. You can right click the link to download to a specific folder on your computer. It should say “save link as…” (Hold down your control key if using a Mac.)

    If this still does not work for you, I’m very sorry. Digital files are tricky because each computer and software people use are different. I wish I could be of more help:-)

  6. I did download a new version of Adobe, but the calendar won’t download for me. Restarted the computer…no luck.

  7. So sorry you are having problems Ann. So you are able to download the file and open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader, but it won’t print? I just tested it on my computer and it worked for me. Maybe try restarting your computer since you just installed a new version of Acrobat. I’m not sure why it won’t print for you, but prints for others. – Amy

  8. merci pour le partage de cette idΓ©e et des imprimables (et pour le site Star Wars : vous avez fait un heureux – lol !)…

  9. Hi Amy! Hubby and I start this one today! We have most of our supplies, he’s going to get the double-sided tape and then we will start making it together. Thank you so much for the printables!! They make a stressful time (I just got over Kidney Stones and have kidney probs.) and he’s going to be going in for surgery in Dec. (colon situation) so we needed to start early. Get in the spirit of Christmas when we are finding it so hard to do. Thank you!

  10. You have to have the newest version of Adobe Acrobat. This happened to me, too, but after I updated my version it downloaded perfectly! Good luck!

  11. I tried to download the calendar from link – but its not working. Anyway the file can be emailed to me?? Thanks!!

  12. I made these advent calendars this year for my two oldest children. The turned out so beautiful and were really easy to put together. As you said, my son especially appreciated the Star Wars themed banner! Thanks for all you do. Your work is beautiful πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Amy!

    I know we’re 7 days into December but I dislike the advent calendar we currently have. I LOVE yours!! I’m having a difficult time downloading the calendar. I’m able to download other items from your site. Hoping you can help

    Thank you!
    ~ Kelly

  14. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your Advent ideas on my latest post. πŸ™‚ I am SMITTEN with the Star Wars countdown! Preparing to make one for my son (who will hopefully STILL love Star Wars come this time next year!) Fabulous site and I’m so grateful to have stumbled across you!!!

  15. @Anna, Hi, I dont know if you got it to work yet. It was not working for me either. I downloaded the Adobe just in case. It still didn’t work. So I opened the Adobe first and then ckicked the printable button and it worked! You could give it a try. Just thought I’d let you know what worked for me πŸ™‚

  16. Would love to be able to use it, but having trouble downloading it. Is there any other way to get the advent calender? Or could you email it to me? Thanks in advance!

  17. thank you for sharing! my 6-year old will definitely enjoy making the advent calendar with me; she loves to craft. my daughter is into money as well though she prefers lincolns and george washingtons!

  18. Thank you for sharing – I think I’ll use this for my grandchildren this year to build excitement to Christmas Day.

  19. Great design !
    πŸ™‚ A few words to say you “Merci” from the “petits franΓ§ais” who’ll have a lot of fun with you calendar (in french !)…

  20. I’m having trouble downloading your advent calender. It is just oo cute, I have to have it! It just stalls out shortly after starting to open. Is there any other way to get your advent calendar?


  21. These are WONDERFUL!!!
    Our son was just asking about Advent calendars this afternoon. Last December 1st, a few of Santa’s elves delivered the Lego Advent calendar. Today he was actually asking me about a Star Wars one. Like I said, WONDERFUL!!!!
    Thanks for all of the hard work!

  22. I love this advent calendar….cutest one I have ever seen…..cant wait to print it for Andrew and Hannah!

  23. Love it – gorgeous. Please please please make a Christmas cookie in a jar printable series. It’s the best idea ever for quick easy and fun gifts.


  24. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent!! Also – just wanted to let peeps know… I was thinking all the advent goodies didn’t download for me either. I tried another browser, as suggested, but same result: I got instructions (but not the “good part.” hee!) However, just for kicks I went to print preview and to my delight… there it ALL was! So… I’m currently printing my advent calendar out right now. My boys will be so excited about Star Wars (lego sold out – boo on my procrastion) and we’re only 1 day behind. Not bad for me. Now… Cmas cards…

  25. I couldn’t get the download to work, either. Doesn’t make sense because I download plenty of your stuff (it’s all so fabulous!). Bummer.

  26. Thank You so much! I am customizing the daily notes now! I will be using your advice/recommendations on pretty paper (since it’s nearly 2 a.m. and I’m nearly 20 minutes from the nearest 24-hour store that MIGHT have scrapbook paper).

    I wanted to have something like this ready to begin before now, but what can I say…I’m a super-busy home-schooling mom (who is wife to our Royal Ranger Outpost Sr. Commander, side-photography-business co-owner with same, and pursuer of Ph.D., whew, I’m tired! LOLOL) and I’m thrilled to be able to start tomorrow!!! =)

  27. Love this thankyou so much!
    Just wondering how we can customize the advent activities on the computer? Can we upload it to photoshop and then retype what we want?

    Thanks again!

  28. My husband and I are far from home this holiday season in rural Romania and even without sticker paper and 2″ punches, this was a completely do-able project with a printer, paper, and glue. Just finished a “grown up” version for us tonight. Thanks for sharing your idea (and the template.) ~V

  29. thanks for sharing this. This made a super easy project. I’m doing it slightly different by adding it to the pockets of our flannel Advent calendar. It adds just a little something extra to add to each day! thanx so much!

  30. The advent calendar was only $34.95 full price– I got it back on October after last years success. But yours is SO MUCH better! I love it! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  31. This is the cutest thing I’ve seen yet! You are amazing! And generous too boot! Very, very nice of you to share and hep those of us w/o a creative bone in our bodies out! Thank you so much! My children will love this!

  32. And again, I say–I wish I had just a fraction of your talent. I love your work; I hope the calendar I attempt will do work work justice. Thank you, Amy!

  33. You are the best and the most generous! I was able to track a Lego Advent Calendar at a toy store in San Antonio, but can’t go get it until this weekend. So I’ve been scrambling for what to do. You have just saved the day!

    Oh and not only did you include Star Wars, you included a clone trooper which is my son’s favorite.

    Thank you so much for your generosity and for being such a great Mom!

  34. L-O-V-E it! Can’t wait to print one for our house….we’re in the midst of potty training a 2 1/2 year old so I think I can coordinate the text fields with good-potty-day rewards! Thanks again for another awesome printable!!!

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