My kids are now teenagers, but my wife still buys them the chocolate Advent Calendars. They still love them and open up the little paper windows dutifully every day. I was surprised to find a few online Advent calendars. No chocolate in these, but a little inspiration sprinkled with humor never hurt anyone.
Thanks to Tim Welch from the National Association of Catechetical Media Professionals (NACMP), http://nacmp.org/, for compiling this list. My favorite is the Busted Halo Advent Calendar.
Blessings to you and yours on this start of the Advent season.
Online Advent Calendars
From the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (Thank you, Sr. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF), http://www.ssj-tosf.org/prayer/advent-retreat.cfm
From the Diocese of Saint Cloud, MN (Thank you Communications, Visitor and Catholic Education Ministries Contributors!), http://advent.stcdio.org/
From Busted Halo, a perennial favorite, http://bustedhalo.com/features/advent-calendar-2014
From the USCCB website, http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/advent/
also, download and printout the Family Advent Calendar from
or just open it in your browser to make use of the many good links in it
From the Irish Bishops – http://www.catholicbishops.ie/advent-calendar/ and the Australian Bishops – http://www.xt3.com/advent/index.php
… o wait… there’s an app for that: