Nativity Illustrations for Your Advent Art Journal

If you’ve already downloaded my Advent Art Journal, have you started working on it?

If you’re participating with the Advent Art Journal, I’d love to see what you’re making! Use the hashtag #adventartjournal on Instagram or Twitter.

If you’re looking for inspiration, I drew some simple nativity illustrations you can download and use in your Advent Art Journal.

Nativity Illustrations for Christmas Advent Art Journal

I drew these nativity figures because I wanted to have something for our 2-year-old to colour, so the illustrations are super simple. You can print these out (it’s a one-page 8.5 x 11 PDF), cut them out and glue them into your Advent Art Journal, or trace them.

Nativity illustrations for the Advent Art Journal from The Handcrafted Story

My DIY Advent Art Journal is a kid-friendly printable, twenty-five 4×6 pages telling the Christmas story in simple words. Read more about the Advent Art Journal.

Art Journaling Advent Calendar

UPDATEBuy your printable Advent Art Journal in my Etsy shop.

If you used my nativity illustrations in your Advent Art Journal, I would love to see what you create with them. Please post a link in the comments below. Thank you!


See more projects by The Handcrafted Story on Instagram @thehandcraftedstory.

I’m also posting DIY projects on Facebook and Pinterest.

P.S. Free printables for my email subscribers, sign up today!

By | 2015-12-17T21:59:23-08:00 December 1st, 2014|Advent Art Journal, Art Journal, Christmas|7 Comments


  1. Naomi December 3, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Such a great idea! So simple and so perfect. THANK YOU!!

  2. sowjanya December 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Such a sweet idea. im looking forward to make my 5 year old son do this. Thank you and God bless.

  3. Brenna December 18, 2014 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    It’s such a lovely idea, I’m just sure I won’t remember it by next season! Is there anywhere this download is still available? I often pull projects I find *this* Christmas, make them during the break, then stash them away with the ornaments for use *next* Christmas!

  4. Molly J August 2, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I’m so sad that I *just* discovered you and that this is no longer a free printable. Will you make another one for this year? Will you have a sale in your ETSY store anytime soon? Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world! 🙂

    • Anika Lacerte August 4, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply


      So glad you found my Advent Art Journal! It’s undated, so I will likely be offering the same version for this advent season. I am trying to get it translated into other languages but am not currently planning on a different version. I don’t have plans for a shop sale, but will reply here if that changes.


    • Anika Lacerte September 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      Molly, I’m excited about making new Advent Art Journals with our kids this December. And I’m also excited to offer a French version this year!

      Use the code FALL2015 to save 25% off the Advent Art Journal. (Sale on till September 30, 2015.)

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