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Complete Resource for the Best Advent Calendars

By Isabel Kallman

Tis the season. Growing up the Advent Calendar tradition was not one followed by my or my friend’s families. However, I am a sucker for traditions and now that my son is a preschooler, I am slowly integrating lots of them into our lives.

So what is the history of the Advent Calendar? Why, thank you Wikipedia.

Advent Calendars are an investment and depending on your storage capacity, you need to decide between cloth advent calendars that can be easily rolled up or wooden box advent calendars that, duh, require more space. Golly, there are even play toy Advent Calendars. These all allow for a small gift to be inserted in the pockets or windows.

Then, there are the Magnetic Board Advent Calendars that allow for tradition, but without the commercialism of providing presents at all times (save for the nativity and Hanukkah calendars where manger items or candles, respectively, are included in the boxes or pockets).

Cloth Advent Calendars


1) Modern Seed for $46. 2 & 3) Christmas $69 and Hanukkah $39 Calendars available at Land of Nod
4 & 5) Mitten $69 and Hanukkah Calendars from The Company Store, 6) Nativity Advent Calendar $39.95 at Catholic Supply

Advent Calendar Boxes
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1 & 2) Advent Calendar Box $84 and Ornament Tree $98 from Chasing Fireflies, 3) Advent Box $69 from The Company Store, 4) Advent House $99 from Pottery Barn Kids, 5) Interactive Nativity Advent Calendar $80 at Little Wonderland, 6) Tree Advent Calendar $75 from Byer’s Choice. 7) Nativity Advent Calendar $39.95 at Catholic Supply, 8) Divine Chocolate Nativity Advent Calendar $7.50 from A Greater Gift.

Magnetic Advent Calendars

All Calendars available on Etsy. 1) Snowman $15, 2) Magnetic Tray $25, 3) Cookie Sheet Calendar $28, 4) Shadow Box Calendar $31.

Toy Advent Calendars

1) Lego Advent Calendar Toy $25, 2) Playmobil Advent Calendar Toy $17, 3) Sticker Nativity Advent Calendar $6.95 at The Printery House.

Published November 16, 2007. Last updated January 14, 2018.
Isabel Kallman
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Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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