Advent Art Journal, an advent calendar for artists. 25 days of the Christmas story in simple words. From The Handcrafted Story.

In 2014, I was looking for a meaningful advent tradition for my family and couldn’t find one, so I created the Advent Art Journal. It’s a DIY printable nativity advent calendar that tells the Christmas story over 25 days in simple words. Each page includes part of the Christmas story and blank space to art journal.

What I like about the Advent Art Journal:

  • Do-it-yourself nativity advent calendar (so you can be creative while you celebrate advent).
  • Kid-friendly craft activity (so you can talk about the real meaning of Christmas).
  • Small size, available in 4×6 and 5×7 sizes (so you can travel with it).
  • Simple, black and white digital file (so you can print at home).
  • Undated (so you can make this project an annual tradition).

Buy your printable Advent Art Journal in my Etsy shop.

Here’s Day 1 of my Advent Art Journal from that first year (I used the vertical version). I sewed on the page, but you can paint, draw, collage, etc.

Day 1 2014 Advent Art Journal. From The Handcrafted Story

See the rest of my 2014 Advent Art Journal here.

The Advent Art Journal is also available in French and Italian. You can see all versions of the Advent Art Journal in my Etsy shop. Here is the Italian version:

Italian Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story

This year I posted my completed Advent Art Journal pages on my Instagram account @adventartjournal. But you can see all the images below.

This is my completed 2015 Advent Art Journal:

Day 1 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 2 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 3 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 4 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 5 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 6 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 7 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 8 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 9 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 10 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 11 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 12 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 13 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 14 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 15 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 16 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 17 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 18 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 19 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 20 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 21 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 22 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 23 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 24 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Day 25 Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story. DIY advent calendar.

Buy your printable Advent Art Journal in my Etsy shop.