Free Printable Vintage Christmas Advent Calendar

Free Printable Vintage-Inspired Advent Calendar  cards and envelopes. I love vintage Christmas!

I am so excited to share this fun and free printable advent calendar with you today! And, at the end of this post, you will see links to 22 other GORGEOUS Christmas printables! We have you all set to add some fun (and free) new decor to your Christmas home this year! We love bringing you little pieces of our holiday homes to enjoy with your families.

I have been wanting to create an advent calendar for a couple of years now, and I finally got to it this year! When I was a kid, I loved those little ones with the candy in all of the slots. I wanted my babies to have something fun to be excited about each day too. It is no secret that I love vintage typography and that is the direction I went with these. I love vintage Christmas!


I wanted to incorporate a couple of different activities into my Christmas advent calendar: activities written on the cards inside of the envelopes, as well as a little ornament for my Ella to put on the tree in her room each day. It was pretty easy to put together, so I hope you enjoy it if you decide to make one too!

To make your DIY advent calendar, you will need:

DIY Advent Calendar Tutorial Supplies

First print off the cards and envelopes in the FREE PRINTABLE HERE. I printed them onto a creamy white linen textured cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) that I found at Craft Warehouse. Any craft supply or scrapbook store should have a selection to choose from. Then, cut out all of your pieces.


To make your envelopes, follow the pictures below.

Free printable envelope How-to steps

1. Fold the first side, using the top indent as a guide. 2. Fold the other side using the other corner of the indent. 3. Fold the bottom up. 4. Glue down all of the flaps.

Next, write your activities on one or both of the cards and stick them inside of your envelopes. Confession: I am still working on compiling my activities! I hope you will help me think of some more!


I used an old ladder that I got at a local antique store for $15 to hang my advent, but you could use so many other things such as a big, empty frame, an old window, or simply just tack it to the wall. First use your pushpins to hang the ribbon. The spacing of my ladder looked best with 4 envelopes per step, so I spaced my ribbons accordingly.


I collected small dollar store bells, along with tiny cookie cutters, and little vintagey sisal trees and mini glittery Merry Christmas signs from the craft store.


Then I just hung my envelopes with the mini clothespins. Note: big clothespins are too top heavy to use, so you will need to find smaller ones. These aren’t those teeny-tiny mini ones you have probably seen, but they are still small. The trick is to first hang all of your envelopes to get your spacing right, and then to go back with your ornaments and add them where you want them.

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I think these envelopes could be used for so many other things too. I think they would be really cute gift tags as well.


So here is my question for you! I hope you will help me by sharing your wonderful ideas here with everyone in the comments! What Christmas activities would you put in your advent envelopes? What are your traditions?

And here are a bunch more amazing Christmas printables for you! These girls are so talented!!

23 Gorgeous Christmas Printables with Display Ideas

Free Printable Vintage Christmas Advent Calender from Ella Claire

Printable Glitter Christmas Sign and Gift Tags from Yellow Bliss Road

The Names of Jesus Isaiah 9:6 Printable from Nest of Posies

Joy to the World Christmas Printable from The Lily Pad Cottage

God Bless Us Everyone Printable from Sweet Cs Designs

Red Buggy Christmas Printable from Craftberry Bush

Joy to the World – Vignette and Printable from AKA Design

Simple Christmas Wrap with Printable Gift Tags from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

DIY Printable Christmas Village {Anthropologie Inspired} from Thoughts from Alice

Keep Warm and Drink Cocoa Printable from Top This Top That

Cookies and Milk for Santa Printable from It’s Overflowing

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Printable from Making Home Base

Ten Minute Holiday Vignette with Free Printable from The Chronicles of Home

Christmas Mantel with Free Printable Banner from Just Destiny

Free Christmas Stag Printable from Rooms for Rent

Christmas Mantel and Free Printable from Town & Country

Cocoa and Cookies Party from Migonis Home

Hot Chocolate Bar and Free Printable from Finding Silver Pennies

Elf Movie Free Printable from Eclectically Vintage

Free Christmas Printable from My Sweet Savannah

Sleigh Ride Printable and DIY Canvas Sign from Clean and Scentsible

Free Christmas Printable from City Farmhouse

Fun snowman printable and DIY frame from Jennifer Rizzo


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