The first day of Advent this year is Sunday, December 3, so with it quickly approaching, I thought I’d create a free printable 2017 Advent calendar for you to print, cut, and hang in your home this holiday season.
So many of you have been interested in this rustic DIY light-up Christmas sign, so since several of you are making one this holiday season, I thought I’d create a printable Advent calendar that you could hang on garland or ribbon below your sign – perhaps on a shelf or a fireplace mantel – that goes along with the sign.
The dates of Advent are on the front…
…and there are Scripture verses on the back. All of the verses on the back of each date of Advent pertain to light in Scripture. I feel like one of the major themes of Christmas is “light” – we all love Christmas lights, and this is the time of year when we celebrate Jesus coming into the world to bring light into the darkness.
The theme of “light” is so prominent in Scripture – The angel appeared to the shepherds as a bright light to announce the birth of Jesus. The light of a star guided the wise men to find Jesus. God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet. Those are just a few! References to light are all over the place in the Bible.
And since this light-up sign is such a reminder of God’s light and because it’s reminiscent of the holiday season, I thought an Advent calendar that reminded us of light would be perfect. 🙂
This calendar is really easy to download, print, and cut out. You’ll print it front and back on your printer, and then you’ll cut it out on the very faint gray lines I placed on the front of each page (they’re there as a guide so you can easily cut straight lines, but they’re faint enough that you don’t really see them after you make your cuts).
The front will have the dates of Advent and then the back has a Scripture reference pertaining to light.
You can cut them out and hang them on garland, ribbon, or perhaps even your Christmas tree.
Here are a few more pictures of what my Advent calendar looks like hanging up under my sign. Don’t you think this would be so beautiful in your home, too?!
Click here or the image below to get your free printable 2017 Advent calendar!
If you’re wanting to honor Advent with your family this year, I’ve also created a dinnertime Advent study for you and your family to do with one another (when you’re sitting down for a meal anyway – no need to set aside extra time during your day!). You can go here to learn more, but I think it’s a simple but very meaningful study that also discusses the theme of light in Scripture. Go check it out – I think you and your family would really enjoy it! 🙂