A 2016 wooden Advent calendar is great for counting down the days to Christmas -
We have an impressive range of wood calendars in the style of many different Xmas themes including the Christmas tree, Santa Claus's Sleigh, reindeer and the Nativity scene.
Read more below about buying an advent calendar for your home
Fill your Advent Calendar with treats in the run-
Advent calendars have been bringing beaming smiles to the face of kids for decades as they enthusiastically count down the days to December 25.
Most adults think back with fond memories to having an Advent calendar in their home
at Christmas -
Now it's time to give your children the same joy of eager expectation during the days leading to Christmas. As the Jedi master would say: 'Spoilt for choices you will be'!
And that's true when it come to buying a wooden calendar for Xmas -
Advent lasts for four weeks and Sundays before Christmas and the birth of Jesus. The first commercial Advent calendars were produced by German Lutherans in the early 1900s and comprised several little coloured pictures which were attached to pieces of cardboard daily throughout December. Soon after German Gerhard Lang came up with the idea of a calendar with 24 little doors on it.
Parents can add to the excitement of Christmas by adding all sorts of little treats
and novelties inside the boxes of a calendar -
You could also consider adding a mixture of the little novelties you often find inside Christmas crackers such as magic tricks, crayons, nail clippers, mini tool set, hair ties, costume jewellery, paper hats, Lego pieces and marbles.
These delightful wooden calendars are normally painted in bright colours which are traditionally associated with Christmas including red, green, white, silver, gold, blue and yellow. The quality of the wood in these products can vary so it's best to buy the best one you can afford. Some luxury calendars have become family heirlooms and are passed down from generation to generation.
The traditional wooden reindeer Advent calendar for around £10-
For around £20 you can buy a reindeer calendar with pockets on its body -
The wooden Advent calendar tree with small drawers is a big favourite every year
but it has less scope for customisation. Nevertheless, the chocolates or treats go
conveniently inside the drawers and the tree itself looks beautiful. Don't expect
a lifelike tree, however -
If you're willing to pay around £50 and was a truly classy tree product, you should
consider buying a tree-
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without this little tradition
The new elk Nordic wooden Advent calendar is adorable with its cute smiling face and 24 detachable drawers set. Place them on either side of the elk and let the countdown begin. Available in red and for around £35, this could very well turn out to be a family heirloom for your children when they grow up.
For around £10 you can get yourself a very unusual looking Advent calendar which features two angels holding a jute rope with 24 beautifully designed pegs hanging from it. The pegs will hold gifts and treats and the cute little angels come in red dress and scarf or striped dress. This is appropriately named the 'Long Wooden Angel Advent Calendar' and would bring a smile to the face of any young child.
Coming back to traditional theme calendars -
If you want a little extra, look for calendars that have LED illumination included. The soft light will do wonders to your room in the evenings. Calendars in this category include beautiful house shaped calendar in pastel shades with 24 windows in its front decorated with traditional motifs.
Some calendars have a musical feature and play various popular Christmas songs and carols. Music is all around us at Christmas and a musical calendar will add a tuneful bonus to the proceedings.
It's amazing how many style of wooden calendars are available -
Whatever your taste and requirement, there's bound to be a wooden Advent calendar
for you. Don't hang around though -
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Keep a date with Xmas!
An Advent calendar, like those for sale here, really adds to the excitement of the festive season as mum, dad and the kids begin the countdown to the big day on December 25.
An Advent calendar really adds to the spirit of Christmas, alongside many other traditional Xmas features in your home including the Christmas tree and festive decorations.
We bring you an extensive range of different 2016 Yuletide themes for calendars including
Santa and his sleigh, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Christmas train, Christmas
Our range of top quality wooden Advent calendars is brought to you by major UK stores including Argos, Amazon, Treasure Box, Homebase, Tesco Direct, John Lewis, Ebay, Design 55 and Marks & Spencer.
Whether you are looking for a cheap calendar for your kids to begin the festive countdown or a more expensive luxury product which will look stylish and can be used for years to come, you're sure to find something that appeals to your taste and budget here.
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