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LEGO City Advent Calendar

The Lego Advent calendars are popular every year. They combine fun with education and are therefore popular with parents and children alike. Increase your Lego-collection and have fun counting down to Christmas!

Santa's Here Chocolate Advent Calendar

Chocolate advent calendars are a great way to enjoy the time anticipating Christmas. Whether you use them as an actual advent calendar, or as a treat for the visitors of the season, candy advent calendars are popular with kids as well as adults.
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

Aimed at children of four years old and up, this magnetic wooden advent calendar doubles as a simple Christmas tree.
It's a back to basics advent calendar that helps children learn to count as well as literally 'count down' to the most exiting holiday of the year. There is no particular order to the ornaments - you just add one to the tree for every day in December.

While small children are advised against using this advent calendar (they might swallow the ornaments), many users report successfully using them with toddlers as small as 22 months. Obviously, in that case, one should keep the advent tree away from them when there is no adult supervision.

Get your kids an advent calendar for Christmas

We had an advent calendar for a few years when I was small. It had a strange magic. We had a simple advent calendar: just pictures behind the doors, no candy let alone toys.

These days advent calendars come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, with stickers for each day counting up till Christmas for instance - and even with toys: playmobil or lego for instance. Many advent calendars have no thought for the nativity (the birth of Christ). Isn't that what Christmas is all about?

An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Some calendars are strictly religious, whereas others are secular in content.

Today, most advent calendars are made for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with many "windows", one of which is opened every day during Advent. In less elaborate calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or part of a story such as the Nativity story itself. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or chocolate candy.

Toy Advent Calendars

It's amazing to me how creative advent calendars have become. These advent calendars are inspired by the things kids love most: their toys.

Toy advent calendar for Kids
Counting down to Christmas for kids with toy advent calendars. I've found lego, play mobil, my little pony and more advent calendars for Christmas.

Little People Nativity Advent Calendar

Made especially for little fingers, the 25 soft Nativity decorations allow children to add something new to the musical stable scene every dayall ready for the arrival of baby Jesus on Christmas morning!

Hook-and-loop fasteners make the fabric pieces easy for kids to attach to the Advent Calendar all by themselves and with the press of a button they can listen to "Silent Night". See more advent calendars for toddlers...

Toy Advent Calendars for Girls
Advent calendars for girls are usually pink. Whether they feature Barbie, Littlest Pet Shop or My Little Pony, they're invariably cute and pretty. My favorite...

My Little Pony Christmas Advent Calendar - Best Countdown to Christmas calendars

This Wintry Scene Advent Calendar includes three My Little Pony figures and more than 40 accessories to find during the 24 day count down to Christmas.

Goodies include jewelry, winter accessories and the yummy snacks just by opening the doors!

You can either hang the calendar on a wall or use the pop-out stand to set it on a tabletop.

Toy Advent Calendars for Boys
I found the best advent calendars for boys containing toys. They're fun, help your kids learn and develop creativity and did I mention fun? Advent calendars ...

LEGO City Advent Calendar - Best Countdown to Christmas calendars

Advent calendar inspired by Lego in the city. Each day a new surprise - a lego piece - is revealed. Includes things like city equipment, mini-figures, Christmas tree and fireplace. It is also a piece of holiday decoration.

Lego advent calendars
Me and my brothers played with Lego a lot when we were young. We had a big box of lego blocks, Lego figures and accessories to combine and play with. We built buildings, cars and made stories. I'm sure Lego...

Playmobil Advent Calendars
Celebrate Christmas in the post office with this playmobil Advent calendar set. The Advent Calendar has a backdrop and you build the scene with a new figure or accessory each day.

3D Popup Advent Calendar for Christmas

3D Pop-up Advent Calendars

These are fun! Build up something moving towards Christmas. For instance there is the Nativity 3D Christmas Advent Calendar: Count down the 24 days of Advent with this traditional Nativity Scene.

Sticker Advent Calendar with Santa

Sticker advent calendars

A bit more basic than your toy advent calendar: gives your kids something to do with each day of the count down towards Christmas but doesn't spoil them with gifts either.

There's a festive sticker hiding behind every window as your count down the days to Christmas with this Advent Calendar featuring a folk art Santa.

Traditional Christmas advent calendars

For parents who don't feel the need to upgrade the advent calendar with toys or sweets or even stickers. Simply an advent calendar with doors for each of the days counting up till Christmas - and nothing behind the doors but another sweet picture to capture the imagination of your children.

The folk art on these is just exquisite - all those details.

Norman Rockwell  American Folk Art Advent Calendar

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a twentieth-century American painter known for his illustrations of everyday life. He created his most famous images for the Saturday Evening Post magazine, including Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. The Norman Rockwell Museum holds more than 574 original paintings and drawings by the artist; it is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Rockwell spent the last twenty-five years of his life. The Norman Rockwell's Advent Calendar features some of his most beautiful pieces.


Grandmother Moses Folk Art Advent Calendars

Grandma Moses Advent Calendar

Magically bringing the spirit of the holiday season to life, the unique illustrations of renowned folk artist Grandma Moses will fill your family with excitement as they count down the days to Christmas with this traditional advent calendar. Featuring one of Grandma Moses's distinctive artwork, this officially authorized advent calendar will surely become the very first of your family's treasured decorations to be put on display every year.

Funny and Nontraditional Advent Calendars
Want to have an advent calendar, but have it be different? Nontraditional and funny? You've come to the right spot. I've located...

Advent calendars for adults

Are you looking for an Adult Advent Calendar? The Advent Calendar Ribbon & Gift Set: Countdown to Christmas with 25 Secret Santa Envelopes

Now this is really an advent calendar to personalize your the countdown towards Christmas, whether for your kids or even among adults.

It consists of a collection of 25 envelopes and cards - and on the cards you can write your special message for each day. One family used it to send to their son in Afghanistan: family and friends each wrote a personal message on a card - and he got to open one each day of the Christmas season. Brings tears to the eyes, doesn't it?

Certainly a more meaningful way to celebrate advent than most of the advent calendars on this page.

Adult Advent Calendar
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Chocolate Advent Calendar
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Christian Nativity Sets and Nativity Decorations for Christmas
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Best books about Christmas, for Children
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German Style Advent Calendar
What is the difference between an Advent Calendar and a German Style Advent Calendar? There might not be any depending on the style of the calendar meant to ...