You’re just about through your Thanksgiving leftovers, and the initial “creative elf ideas” search has begun. Sounds like it’s time to get out the advent calendar and start the official countdown your sidekick’s been waiting for. Scroll through the album below to find the perfect DIY or family keepsake calendar to use this year.

Contain Yourself

House your advent goodies in 25 stylishly designed tins sold by Etsy retailer FavorFavour. They come with or without magnets so you can simply stack them on a table and let your crew work through them, or stick them on the fridge for easy access. It doesn’t get easier than this!

photo: courtesy Favor Favour


How do you count down the days? We want to know! 

— Allison Sutcliffe & Abigail Matsumoto


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