Countdown: Kid-Friendly Advent Calendars

Countdown: Kid-Friendly Advent Calendars

Carrie McBride
Nov 26, 2012

One holiday tradition I'm eager to share with my son this year is counting down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar. Someday I might tackle one of the many DIY ideas for one, but this year I'm looking into what's available to buy.

Advent calendars typically fall into one of three categories: a window to open each day revealing a picture or part of a poem or story, a pocket or container to hold a tiny gift to open each day or (my personal favorite) a window to open each day with a small chocolate or sweet to eat. These ten advent calendars are a mix of the three in a range of budgets:

1. David Fussenegger Deer Advent Calendar ($52, My Sweet Muffin)
2. Giant Cookie Advent Calendar ($60, Dylan's Candy Bar)
3. Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar ($10.99, Chronicle Books)
4. Handknitted Mitten Advent Calendar ($100, Irmi Black)
5. Maileg Chocolate Advent Calender (Huset Shop, $15)
6. Santa's Sweet Workshop Advent Calendar ($14, Dylan's Candy Bar)
7. Amsterdam Advent Calendar ($20, Nouveau Designs)
8.Nativity Wooden Puzzle Advent Calendar ($80, Wooden Creations)
9. LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar ($24.98, LEGO store)
10. Peanuts, Good Tidings of Great Joy Advent Calendar ($9.99, DaySpring)

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