Let the advent season begin with the age-old charm of traditional advent calendars! Rediscover the magic of this timeless tradition.
From top left clockwise: Roger la Borde Pop and Slot Christmas Treehouse Calendar, This Is Nessie Christmas Illustrated Welly Boot Advent Calendar, The Christmas Imaginarium Advent Calendar, Coppenrath Christmas Lights Cityscape Advent Calendar, Window Cards London Windows Christmas Advent Calendar, Quentin Blake Santa Stack Advent Calendar Card.
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, there’s something truly comforting about preserving time-honoured customs, particularly during the festive season. Amongst the treasured traditions of Christmas, the advent calendar stands out as a beloved way to count down to the most wonderful time of the year.
Whilst the market offers a plethora of creative and innovative advent calendars, there’s something undeniably special about going back to basics and simply enjoying a window to open and beautiful illustration each day.
So we’ve spent time researching the world of traditional paper advent calendars and pulled together some truly beautiful designs for you to enjoy. Whether you’re revisiting fond childhood memories or starting a new tradition for your family, these calendars promise to fill your Christmas countdown with nostalgia and a daily dose of Christmas cheer.
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10 Traditional Advent Calendars For 2023
Welly Boot Advent Calendar
NEW for 2023. This beauty of an illustrated traditional advent calendar design comes from This Is Nessie. With their iconic welly boots personalisable at your Christmas front door, it’s full of cheerful images to enjoy each day.
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'The Little Town' Advent Calendar
Rockin Robins Advent Calendar Card
A lovely gift to send through the post; these gorgeous Advent Calendar Christmas cards by Wrendale Designs are sure to be appreciated by their lucky recipient.
Quentin Blake Advent Calendar Card
For something more contemporary, you can’t really go wrong with a bit of Quentin Blake! This funny Santa stack advent calendar card is sure to raise a smile.
Pop and Slot Christmas Treehouse Advent Calendar
Add a piece each day to this gorgeous 3D card design to make a truly beautiful advent display from Roger la Borde. Comes in a variety of elegant designs.
Free Standing Christmas Lights Cityscape Advent Calendar
At 84cm long, this fabulous Christmas Lights Cityscape illustrated traditional advent calendar will look beautiful perched atop any sideboard this advent.
London Windows Christmas Advent Calendar
With its more modern style, Window Cards offers a rather unusual take on the traditional paper advent calendars. Open the buildings to discover the festive interiors within. Other cities also available.
V&A Façade Advent Calendar by Alice Pattulo
Alice Pattulo has delved into the V&A archive to create this exclusive advent calendar, filled with unique references to the museum. Each window opens up to reveal a chosen piece from the V&A collection, paired with background information about the object
Advent of Change Advent Calendar
What about if your pictures were charitable donations? That’s the concept behind the heart-warming Advent of Change. Each day you open the door to discover another worthy cause that your advent calendar purchase has supported. Talk about feelgood factor.
What do you think to these beautiful traditional advent calendars? Isn’t it wonderful how they bring a touch of nostalgia to the festive season? Let’s keep the Christmas spirit alive, one window at a time!