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Countdown Calendars for All

December 10, 2015

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Often associated with a religious background, the Advent Calendar is believed to have been created in the early 19th century counting down the 24 days of December ending on Christmas Eve. But Advent isn’t just a holiday for the religious. You can use the idea of a countdown for any much-anticipated event, such as a family vacation, birthday party or visit from out-of-town family. Advent calendars are a great way to engage your kids in the preparation and planning for that special event,  helping them channel their anticipation and excitement.

Here are some of our favorite countdown calendars featuring magnets, building blocks, stickers and more – perfect for kiddies to have fun with all December-long!

Melissa and Doug Advent Cal Melissa and Doug Advent Calendar

Instead of getting a surprise gift or treat every day, add an ornament to the tree every day and have a tree full of ornaments by December 25!

Hanukkah Cal

Pottery Barn Kids Countdown to Hanukkah

Make every day of Hanukkah extra special with this hanging calendar found on Ebay! 

Play-Doh Advent Cal

Play-Doh Advent Calendar

Does Door 5 hide a snowflake stamper? Is there a tree mold behind Door 1?

Disney Vaca Calendar

Disney Trade Pins – Vacation Countdown Calendar

Count down your vacation to Disney with a handmade calendar.

Playmobil Advent Cal

Playmobil Christmas in the Forest Advent Calendar

The calendar contains 24 surprise woodland Christmas scene items for each day of Advent. 

Lego Advent Cal

Lego City Advent Calendar

For the little builder in your life, a Lego City Advent Calendar offers Christmas-themed surprises featuring 24 gifts that can be integrated with their already-favorite sets.  

Birthday Countdown Cal

Happy Birthday Countdown Calendar

Counting down from ten days before your little one’s birthday, ten doors open up one at a time to reveal a new toy for every day.

Mega Bloks Advent Cal

Mega Bloks Despicable Me Minions Advent Calendar

Build all kinds of merry mischief when you count down to the holidays with the Advent Calendar by Mega Bloks Minions.