Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with this lovely watercolor Advent calendar. Each day has seasonal watercolor illustrations and an inspiring quotation to help you celebrate the season. Each day’s page is on a 5×7 card that can be slipped in a frame, placed in a card holder, taped to your fridge, or even used as inspirational wall art. I hope you enjoy!
Looking for a child’s Advent calendar? Be sure to check out this Christmas countdown calendar for kids.
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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.
- Thermal laminator machine for protecting printed documents or images
- Includes a 9-inch thermal laminator and (2) 3-mil-thick laminating pouches
- Laminates documents up to 9 inches wide, including letter, legal, business-card, and photo-size 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.
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As mentioned above, you may want to laminate your Advent calendar cards after printing. This isn’t absolutely necessary, but it is helpful if you’ll be getting “help” from your kids.
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.
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Finally, use and enjoy! I really enjoy the quotations on each page and find they help me think about the Christmas spirit. The pages count up with the day of the month displayed one each page.
Free Advent calendar printable PDF
The Advent calendar cards are printed two to a page, then you cut them apart into 5×7 cards. The pages are shown in groups 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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