Even though Halloween isn't for another few months, that doesn't mean we can't prepare for it, right? For those of you that identify as spooky season superfans, we've got the perfect piece of interactive home decor that'll have you celebrating Halloween all October long—an Advent calendar.
Okay, okay, so traditionally Advent calendars are to countdown the days until Christmas. I get it. Each day in the calendar from the first of the month on holds a tiny trinket or gift to make Christmas Day that much more exciting—but add that build-up to All Hallows Eve, and you've got an Oct. 31st that you'll never forget.
While Christmas Advent calendars tend to look a little boring (just being honest—how many snowy scenes printed on plain cardboard boxes can one person take?), Halloween ones are often decorated to look like haunted houses, complete with creepy windows and ghosts roaming around. Here's another reason you should add an eerie Advent calendar to your yearly traditions: you can load up each spot with your favorite Halloween treats. And what's better than being surprised with a Reese's shaped like a pumpkin pre-Halloween? That's right—nothing.
A number of custom-made Halloween Advent calendars are sold on sites like Etsy (trinkets and candy not included, FYI), but there are also a ton of blank DIY Advent calendars that are ready to be decorated however you choose, so you'll be able to make it as spooky or as sweet as you'd like.
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