When it comes to counting down the advent period, I recall those advent candle wreaths that were made on Blue Peter. The ones made from two wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. With each candle lit each week leading up to Christmas. Not quite sure it would be passed by health and safety nowadays, with the combination of tinsel and naked flames.
At some point, a chocolate advent calendar was introduced into my childhood years and I can remember the tough decision that had to be made in the supermarket. Whilst chocolate advent calendars have featured in our home for Roo when she was younger, I think it was Tigger not eating chocolate that made us look at alternative ways to countdown advent. We attempted to make our own advent calendars one year. Which given that we aren’t all that crafty didn’t exactly turn out as planned.
Christmas Traditions // LEGO® Advent Calendars
I’m not entirely sure how we stumbled across LEGO® Advent Calendars, but even Mr. Boo’s love of LEGO I suppose it was inevitable. The first year we had just one calendar which Mr. Boo, Roo and Tigger took in turns opening and constructing. Whilst it was fun, we soon discovered that there were different LEGO® Advent Calendars available. So the following year LEGO Star Wars, LEGO City and LEGO Friends advent calendars made their way into our home. And it’s been the same way ever since – you should see their faces when they first catch a glimpse of this seasons calendar.
LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar
Countdown to a LEGO® Friends Christmas this year! Build the truly magical Christmas party scene, with 24 compartments to open, there is a surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas. The calendar includes mini-doll Stephanie in a festive outfit, her furry friends and their homes, Christmas Tree, gifts and many more buildable surprises. With a new piece every day – you can build a Christmas party scene just in time for Christmas Day!
LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar
Get ready for festive fun with the LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar. Behind the doors lie a galaxy of Star Wars minifigures, starships, vehicles and more waiting for you to discover! Once you’ve collected all the gifts, unfold the playmat and play out your own epic adventures on desert planet Jakku, Starkiller Base and in deep space. With this calendar, the holidays will arrive quicker than you can say “Unkar’s Thug!”
LEGO® City Advent Calendar
Add to your current sets or start new ones with the different surprises waiting in the LEGO® City Advent Calendar! Open a numbered door each day and find out what’s waiting behind it for you. Will it be a vehicle or maybe even a brand new minifigure? Perhaps even Santa? The only way to find out is to open the doors, a day at a time!
What type of advent calendar do you have?