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Christmas Countdown or Advent Calendar

Christmas Countdown or Advent Calendars, what do you call yours? There are several different types out there. Some have 24 days others only have 12 days. The contents of them range from chocolate, toys to messages. There is definitely not a right or wrong way to use them, rather a personal preference.  Some families have more than one other just share one. They are even done all over the world.  My girls must be spoiled because they have three this year.

The first one we call a Christmas Countdown, their Grandma fills stockings each year with candies, jewelry, hair bows, ornaments, money, basically any little trinket that fits.

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The second is another Advent Calendar, which we used to put piece of papers on that has something written in it, like a family activities, a nice things to do for others and an occasional piece of candy. I even have a Step by Step tutorial for making this Advent Christmas Tree!

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The last is an Advent Calendar that they received from their friends.  (We usually purchase one but didn’t this year and the girl were lucky to get one anyways!)

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Here are two that our friend’s girls are lucky to open.  They are from Germany and are called ADVENTSKALENDER, which gifts and German chocolates are hung on.  These have been in their family for many generations!

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Another friend made this one as a 12 day count down. Stop by and check out her 12 Days of Christmas Count Down 


What a special fun memorable tradition for the kiddos and for them to pass on to their children.  It’s is great to see so many different version for one Christmas Tradition.


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1 Comment on Christmas Countdown or Advent Calendar

  1. Thank you for including me! All such wonderful ideas!

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