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8 Etsyfied Advent Calendars

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As a kid, I loved the thrill of ticking away the days until the holiday. The time-honored tradition is ripe for reinvention — and Etsy vendors are getting in the Christmas spirit this year with advent calendars that go a step beyond traditional. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. This advent calendar uses clothespins for a little twist on traditional. ($11.30)

2. We would use these wooden spools as a pretty decoration any time of year. ($47)

3. It’s easy to add or remove the metal tins from this calendar, thanks to handy magnets. ($50)

4. Hide sweet little treats in these linen bags tied with a white satin ribbon. ($38)

5. Print this adorable owl and have kids add his colorful feathers each day. ($3)

6. These felt fortune cookies are stuffed with gifts instead of fortunes. Sew them up yourself, then string them together. ($10)

7. Bring a hint of classic Christmas decor into your home with a vintage garland advent calendar. ($4)

8. Recycled sheet music becomes a collection of countdown envelopes when strung together as a garland. ($25)

How will you mark the days until Christmas this year?

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