Five (plus one) Favourite Advent Calendars: The Holidays Are Coming

Christmas fever is slowly creeping into our house

I try to keep it under control

Until the day we head into London

To see The Snowman

This year we are all going

And after the show

We will have a walk around Covent Garden

To see the lights

And head into Trafalgar Square

To see the Christmas Tree

Before heading home

Advent always starts for us with The Snowman ballet

And putting up Baby Tilda’s star

We also have an advent box

Filled with goodies to help us savour the season

Including our advent calendars

We LOVE counting down with our calendars

And always have several on the go

This year we are doing a reverse advent calendar

That will be given to families in need

Through our church

We will have our pocket calendar

With chocolate coins and Bible verses

And then the children will each have a calendar

As we are having a slow Christmas this year

We are focusing on wooden reusable calendars

That can be played with and / or used to decorate our home

Here are five (+1) family favourites that have caught our eye

Meri Meri Advent Nativity from Luck and Luck

advent nativity

Meri Meri Woodland Advent from Luck and Luck

advent woodland

Meri Meri Polar Express Train Advent Calendar from Luck and Luck

advent train

WOW Toys Festive Farmyard

advent farm

Naked Marshmallow Advent Calendar

advent mallow

Kellogs Countdown Calendar: 24 Bowls ’til Christmas

advent kelloggs

How will you be counting down to Christmas this year?

6 thoughts on “Five (plus one) Favourite Advent Calendars: The Holidays Are Coming

  1. May I suggest The Real Advent Calendar, available from Traidcraft and probably elsewhere. It is a Nativity calendar, with fairtrade chocolate behind each door, and you also get a Christmas story booklet.

  2. Have a look at the Unicef inspired gifts Advent calendar – it’s a simple card calendar with doors and each day you open a door to reveal how the money you paid for the calendar is helping less fortunate children around the world. Last year there were things like school supplies, vaccines, mosquito nets etc. It prompted lots of good conversations and my kids have asked for one again this year which both surprised and pleased me!

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