Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this free printable Advent calendar for kids! Count down the days until Christmas with cute illustrations and conveniently sized 5×7 cards that can be slipped in a frame, placed in a card holder, or hung on a whiteboard.
Your kids will love counting down the days until Christmas and will look forward to changing the card each day. These Advent calendar cards may even save you from answer the question “how long is it until Christmas??” ten times a day all month long! While you’re celebrating Advent, make sure to grab this free printable Advent word search, too.
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How to use Advent calendar cards
Using this daily Advent calendar is fun and easy. Just print, cut, and display! Each card is a convenient 5×7 size so you can easily slip it into a standard picture frame. You can use a decorative frame, a simple acrylic frame, or even just a greeting card stand. You could also use washi tape to tape each card to the wall or your fridge. There are so many options!
You may want to laminate your pages. This will allow you to use the same calendar for several years. I recommend laminating before cutting to save yourself from cutting everything twice.
- Laminates documents up to 9 inches wide; compatible with letter, legal, business-card, and photo-size papers
- Works with any 3 mil or 5 mil laminating pouch; note: mil refers to thickness of lamination film
- 2 heat settings: 3mil (best for normal documents, photos, and card stock) and 5mil (best for thinner papers)
For best results, print your Advent calendar cards on HP 32# paper. It’s brighter white and sturdier than normal copy paper. Images printed on cardstock aren’t quite as bright and crisp, but cardstock is sturdier if you’re using a card stand. For a side-by-side comparison of printouts done on both options, be sure to visit this post about the best paper for printables.
- Made in USA: HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America.
- Heavyweight premium printing: HP Premium32 is a heavyweight (32 pounds), brighter (100 bright) and whiter (163 whiteness) paper with a super-smooth...
- Certified sustainable: HP Premium32 presentation paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and contributes toward satisfying credit MR1...
As mentioned above, you may want to laminate your pages after printing. This isn’t mandatory, but it is helpful if you want to reuse your cards.
You can use scissors to cut the cards apart, but a paper trimmer will save you lots of time. I use this Fiskars paper trimmer with a handy guide wire to mark your cut. I find it a lot less scary than the guillotine-style cutter, especially when little helpers are around.
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Finally, use and enjoy! These Advent calendar pages count down to Christmas, so you start at 24 days until Christmas and work your way down to Christmas Day.
Free Advent calendar for kids printable PDF
The Advent calendar cards are printed two to a page, then cut apart for use. The pages are shown four at a time to help this page load more quickly, but each pair of cards has its own page in the PDF. Download information is located below the preview images – look for the row of purple arrows. Any blurriness in the preview images is due to image compression The printable PDF is high resolution.
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I hope you enjoy using this Advent Christmas countdown calendar for kids!! Be sure to check out these additional Christmas printables while you’re here:
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Am I missing a page? There doesn’t seem to be any images for Day 1 and Day 2?
The calendar ends with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day instead of numbered days so there is no Day 1 or Day 2. I hope that clears up any confusion!
I was thinking about it and I realized you’re absolutely right – there does need to be a 2 page! I guess I was having a severe case of mom brain. I’ll get the file updated tonight and sent out to everyone.