Here at Jolly Festive, we LOVE advent calendars. They are a wonderful way to spread out the excitement of the season, spoil the people you love and truly indulge in the countdown to Christmas with little rays of happiness each morning as the days turn darker and colder.
They needn’t be expensive or extravagant – advent calendars come in all shapes, sizes and styles. But they provide the perfect opportunity to let someone know you care and add a little joy into someone special’s world as we near the end of the year.
Traditionally of course festivities started on Christmas Eve and so Christmassy treats were enjoyed over those twelve special days into January. Nowadays people are often ready to tidy away the red, green and gold well before New Year. And so advent calendars are a perfect way to enjoy all those little festive-themed treats before they feel like old news.
Long gone are the days when little pieces of festively-moulded chocolate were the height of luxury. (Is it just us, or does everyone have to don the butter knife to prize them out of their plastic homes each morning?) And we scarcely dare mention those of us for whom the chocolate calendar was a modern phenomenon as we recall how excited we were just to find a picture behind those daily doors.
Nowadays advent calendars are for everyone, young and old. Think of a brand or theme and you’ll find an advent calendar to suit! So let us help you navigate this ever-expanding world of countdown fun.
Perfect for those who are very time pressured, or where the calendar recipient has a particular favourite brand or theme. Check out our pick of the 2020 advent calendar offerings and perhaps treat yourself to one too!
The sky really is the limit with homemade advent calendars. As extravagant or low-key as you chose, both in design & content; there is no one-size-fits-all. Great for sharing the festive excitement with loved ones further afield.
Encourage a community-minded approach in the run-up to Christmas. Gather daily food donations or inspire regular good deeds for neighbours. A thoughtful and fun way to embrace the true Spirit of Christmas.