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29 Advent Calendars To Help Celebrate The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

How will you count down the holly jolly days?

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1. For Beauty Product Junkies

Benefit's Candy Coated Countdown Set is the advent calendar of your dreams. Buy one here.
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Benefit's Candy Coated Countdown Set is the advent calendar of your dreams. Buy one here.

2. For Dogs

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"Bow wow ruff bark" = the sound of your dog thanking you. Buy a similar calendar here.

3. For Art Admirers

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There's a ton of artists and illustrators posting a festive illustration a day until Christmas. The ornaments above are Ann Shen, but you should also follow Rob Biddulph, Christine Pym and Joana Avillez and search for these hashtags on Instagram: "#illo_advent" and "#illustratedadvent".

4. For Readers

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Wrap up a holiday themed book (or any book you want, really) to read each night. Save an extra special one for Christmas eve.

5. For Whiskey Devotees

Each window holds one "Drinks By The Dram" sample of whiskey. Buy here.
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Each window holds one "Drinks By The Dram" sample of whiskey. Buy here.

6. For Santa's Helpers

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Help Mr. Claus grow his beard by adding a cotton ball each day. Print out the template here.

7. For Breakfast Inspiration

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The Symmetry Breakfast is posting a delicious (and symmetrical) breakfast option every day of advent. The scrumptious looking offering above includes Æbleskiver: "a traditional Christmas pancake from Denmark"). Yum!

8. For Traditionalists

A simple yet lovely way to do the countdown. Buy here.
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A simple yet lovely way to do the countdown. Buy here.

9. For Art History Buffs

A pop-up calendar from The Metropolitan Museum of Art inspired by the famous medieval tapestry "The Unicorn in Captivity." Buy here.
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A pop-up calendar from The Metropolitan Museum of Art inspired by the famous medieval tapestry "The Unicorn in Captivity." Buy here.

10. For Beer Drinkers

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Advent gifts aren't only for kids - wrap up a new brew to sample every day. Glug glug glug.

11. For Tea Drinkers

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For those who would prefer a different sort of brew.

12. For People Who Dislike Wrapping

No need to wrap! Just tuck gifts into the cloth pouches of this modern tapestry-style calendar. Available here.

13. For Wannabe Parisians

Open up a window every day and imagine how glorious it would be to actually live in the city of lights. Buy here.

14. For People Without A Fireplace To Burn Their Own Yule Logs In

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Yule Log 2.014 to the rescue! Head on over to this website and time will stand still as you peruse "a collection of short films created by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders." Yule logs for the digital age. The one above is by Erin Kilkenny.

15. For People Who Long For A Penguin Pal

Have a paper one! Download the template and then get to work folding these lil' buddies up. Buy here.

16. For Colorers

It may take quite a bit of restraint to keep from coloring in every image on the first day. Resist temptation. Buy here.
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It may take quite a bit of restraint to keep from coloring in every image on the first day. Resist temptation. Buy here.

17. For Minimalists

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Keep it simple. Learn how to make your own here.

18. For Science-y Folks

Go to the Compound Interest website and click on the Chemist-Tree’s flasks to see that day’s molecule (along with a short description). Each featured molecule is somehow related to the holiday season: for example, theobromine is is one of the alkaloids found in holly.
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Go to the Compound Interest website and click on the Chemist-Tree’s flasks to see that day’s molecule (along with a short description). Each featured molecule is somehow related to the holiday season: for example, theobromine is is one of the alkaloids found in holly.

19. Vintage Design Appreciators

Pilgrim Lee designed these faux-vintage matchbook covers for you to download. You fold her template into little matchbox-style containers and fill each box with a teeny tiny gift or a slip with a festive suggestion ("December 3rd: let's decorate the tree!"). Buy the template here.
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Pilgrim Lee designed these faux-vintage matchbook covers for you to download. You fold her template into little matchbox-style containers and fill each box with a teeny tiny gift or a slip with a festive suggestion ("December 3rd: let's decorate the tree!"). Buy the template here.

20. For Bakers

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Like to bake with your children (or just for yourself)? Here's the calendar for you. Learn how to put one together here.

21. For Fans Of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

An Eric Carle calendar! Every day you open a window and discover a new decoration for Santa's tree and "by the time December 25th arrives, you'll have a very dreamy Christmas scene!" Buy here.
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An Eric Carle calendar! Every day you open a window and discover a new decoration for Santa's tree and "by the time December 25th arrives, you'll have a very dreamy Christmas scene!" Buy here.

22. For People Looking For Some New (Old) Holiday Specials To Watch

View this video on YouTube

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Mikey W. is doing an "Old Christmas Specials Are Old Advent Calendar" on his blog. His choices so far include specials from G.I. Joe, He-Man & She-Ra, The Wonder Years and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Supplement your typical holiday movie and TV viewing fare with his eclectic selections.

23. For Builders

Snap-snap-snap these LEGO together until the big day. Buy here.

24. For Color Lovers

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Kitiya Palaskas put together a DIY for the most vibrant advent calendar you've ever seen. Find out how to make one of your own at the Frankie Magazine blog.

25. For Typography Appreciators

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Danielle Evans is posting a number made from a variety of Christmas-related materials every day on her Instagram account: Food Typography.

26. For Anyone Who Wants To Have A Crystal Christmas

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Download the template to make these gems here.

27. For App Lovers

Download the Fiete Christmas app and open up a little (digital) present each day.

28. For Nail Artists

A new palette for your designs. Buy here.
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A new palette for your designs. Buy here.

29. For All Members Of The Official Sinbad Fan Club

Let the countdown begin!

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