One of the easiest simplest, yet most important ways you can countdown to Christmas, is by doing an advent scripture calendar.
Every day for 24 days, your advent calendar with scriptures shares a scripture referencing the Savior, his impending birth, His actual birth, or shares a small part of the nativity story.
I shared many of these advent calendars with scripture verses last year in my list of nativity advent calendars but I wanted to find even more that were the scripture-a-day advent calendars.
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I found several great free printable scripture advent calendars, perfect for people who want to make a DIY advent calendar, or simply add scripture cards or scripture slips into their existing advent calendars.
But, I also share several scripture advent calendars you can just purchase, many for $5 or less!
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First, I wanted to take a minute to simply share with you some excellent scriptures to use as part of your scripture advent calendar. The links take you to a KJV of the scripture but use whatever Bible translation you prefer.
New Testament Advent Scripture Verses
- Matthew 1:18-19
- Matthew 1:19-20
- Matthew 1:23
- Matthew 2:1-2
- Matthew 2:9
- Matthew 2:10-11
- Matthew 2:12
- Matthew 5:14-16
- Matthew 5:17-20
- Matthew 6:10
- Luke 1:26
- Luke 1:30-33
- Luke 1:36
- Luke 1:37
- Lule 1:38
- Luke 2:4-5
- Luke 2:6-7
- Luke 2:8-9
- Luke 2:10-11
- Luke 2:12
- Luke 2:13-14
- Luke 2:15
- Luke 2:18-19
- Luke 2:20
- Luke 2:25-35
- Luke 2:40
- Luke 2:52
- John 1:1
- John 1:14
- John 1:15
- John 3:16
- John 5:19
- John 6:35-40
- John 8:12
- John 8:34-36
- John 10:10
- John 12:49
- John 17:22-24
- Acts 13:23
- Romans 8:31-32
- Romans 8:33-39
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
- Ephesians 1:19-23
- Philippians 2:6-10
- Philippians 2:11
- Hebrews 1:3
- Hebrews 13:8
- 1 Peter 1:8-12
- 1 John 1:5-7
Old Testament Advent Scripture Verses
- Numbers 23:19
- Numbers 24:17
- 1 Samuel 2:1-10
- 1 Kings 9:4-5
- Psalm 95:6-7
- Psalm 98:4-6
- Isaiah 7:14
- Isaiah 9:6
- Isaiah 40:1-5
- Isaiah 53:1-2
- Isaiah 61:1-3
- Isaiah 66:7-11
- Micah 5:2
- Haggai 2:6-9
LDS Advent Scriptures
- 1 Nephi 10:4
- 1 Nephi 11:18-20
- 2 Nephi 25:19
- 2 Nephi 26:3
- Mosiah 15:1
- Mosiah 15:11
- Alma 7:10
- Helaman 14:4
- Helaman 14:5
- 3 Nephi 1:12-14
- 3 Nephi 1:19
- Moses 6:52
*The above scriptures are from The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ for those who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Advent Scriptures Calendar
Now let’s get to the advent calendars! Below are some great scripture advent calendar options and ideas and printables for you. Enjoy!
FREE Printable Advent Scripture Calendars
These are great free printable advent calendar scripture printables from 1 Dog Woof!
Happy Home Fairy has a great free advent calendar for kids with scripture! You can cut them out and put in an advent calendar or use however you’d like.
Home Made Lovely has a great tag-version of the scripture advent calendar. You can download it for free on her website.
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Tyndale House has a great traditional advent calendar with scriptures that starts the end of November and goes to January 1! Download it free on their website.
I really love this DIY scripture advent calendar! She includes three different components – the printable envelopes, daily activity cards (check out my post on random acts of kindness advent calendar for more ideas on service you can do each day), and daily scripture cards. It’s so great! Download it all for free from Yellow Bliss Road.
You can download a scripture advent banner calendar from The Purposeful Mom for free with email signup.
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Over the Big Moon has printable scripture verses for advent calendars that she prints and then stuffs into her wooden advent calendar, some days along with a treat. You can download her printed scripture verses on her site for free.
If you want only the printed scripture verses, then download these free scripture printables from Make Life Lovely.
I love these stylish graphic scripture cards that have shilouttes and the whole written scripture on them. You can download them free from Red Bird Blue.
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Pre-made Advent Scripture Calendars
If you don’t want to have to print, cut, trim, paste, or otherwise put together your own scripture advent calendar using the free ones above, there are still some very affordable options out there for you to purchase.
I love these beautifully printed advent cards with scriptures and pictures from Christ Was Love shop on Etsy!
These advent scripture cards from Nicole Letters on Etsy are so beautifully designed! Each day focuses on the Names of Jesus (like the Jesse Tree tradition).
There are a lot of great options for affordable scripture advent calendars on Amazon too!
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- Silent Night, Holy Night Advent Calendar (12 pack)
- Decorations Stained Glass Nativity Scene Advent (12 pack)
- Jumbo 16″x12″ One Starry Night Nativity Advent Calendar (6 pack)
- For unto you is born this day… Childrens Nativity Advent (12 pack)
No Room at the Inn Advent Calendar. This 11″x14″ nativity advent calendar has glitter on the front and each window opens to a corresponding Bible text. Retails for $6.95.
Joy to the World Advent Calendar. This 11″x14″ advent calendar with glitter on the front features 24 windows which reveal a picture and corresponding Bible text. Retails for $6.
For more nativity advent calendars similar to the two above (but with different pictures) check out the following as well. They are range from $4.96-$6.95:
- Peaceful Nativity Scene Advent Calendar
- Adoring Animals Religious Advent Calendar
- Journey to Bethlehem Advent Calendar
- Newborn Child Nativity Advent Calendar
- Stained Glass Nativity Advent Calendar
- Stained Glass Holy Night Advent Calendar
- Following the Star Nativity Advent Calendar
- O Night Divine Advent Calendar Countdown to Christmas
- Christmas Eve Church Service German Advent Calendar
Round Nativity Advent Calendar. This beautiful round wheel cardstock advent calendar features a beautiful Madonna and Child painting with windows around the side that open up to reveal a scripture verse and symbol. Retails for under $6.
If you like the round Advent Calendars, check out these stained glass windows ones: Holy Family Jumbo Advent Calendar and the Glad Tiding Holy Family 17-inch Advent Calendar as well as this cute Asleep Baby Jesus round advent calendar.
Triptych Standing Nativity Advent Calendar. This cardstock advent calendar features the nativity scenes beautiful with flaps revealing a small picture and Bible verse to tell the Christmas story. Retails for $6. You may like this similar triptych advent calendar I found.
Visiting the Manger Free Standing Advent Calendar. This 18″x9″ advent calendar has glitter and 24 windows to open with a picture and bible version revealed underneath.
I love so many of these nativity advent calendars as a special way to countdown to Christmas day and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ so long ago!
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Thanks so much for sharing my Advent calendar banner, Katelyn!
Katelyn Fagan says
Thanks for creating a wonderful resource!