Wooden advent calendar 2017

A classic German Advent Calendar look
A classic German Advent Calendar look

This classic Christmas House Advent Calendar is made in wood and has a German feel to it. With it’s red overall coloring and wood styling as well as snow painted in, it has the nostalgic Christmas feel you want in your advent calendar.

Although my parents are agnostic, growing up they did teach us about Christmas. However, it was my Christian grandparents that really made the season shine. We would go to their house on Christmas day and sing carols, read in the Bible etc. Counting down to Christmas with more intense Bible reading and an advent calendar was part of their routine, which I thought was very romantic.

This advent calendar will last years and years and years and you can personalize the advent gifts to the child you give this to. With 24 wooden doors, candles, Christmas wreath, evergreen tree, sleigh and a kid looking out the window this advent calendar is just too cute to pass up. Santa lurks in a corner, as does a cat looking in a window.

Users note that the compartments behind the doors come in various sizes so that you can put in different size gifts for the different days leading up to Christmas.

The details on this Christmas house are really quite something. I love those fake icicles on the roof, for instance. Imported for Byers’ Choice this hand crafted advent calendar will last throughout the decades.

At the back you can add your personalized Christmas message to really make this gift last and become part of your family heritage.

The calendar measures 22″ by 15″ by 3.25″ inches and is packaged in a gift box ready for giving. 22 inches tall: that is almost two feet!

Customers note that while the price isn’t the cheapest, the quality is well worth it. This advent calender doesn’t just look like it’s made of wood, it’s the real thing. Nothing flimsy about it.

Count down to Christmas in style.

I don’t know about you, but for me the ideal advent calendar is made of wood, so it can be reused year after year. There’s just something homely about wooden toys in general that fits the holiday season.

The Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Figures is a beautiful depiction of the traditional religious nativity scene. The manger is surrounded by 24 doors behind which the characters from the Christmas story hide. Jesus, Mary, angels, sheep, wise men etc. The characters are magnetic so children can play with them to their heart’s content.

There is a choking hazard, so don’t let small children alone with this traditional advent calendar.

Wood construction with lovely nighttime sky color scheme. This wooden advent calendar measures 14-1/4 inches high by 17-1/4 inches wide.

A traditional advent calendar featuring a stable and the family of Jesus and his parents Josef and Maria.


If you’re into crafts this blank wooden advent calendar may be just up your alley. Paint the manger scene yourself, or use cutouts to make your own.┬áThis dimensional advent calendar features an easy to cut and assemble construction, pre-cut chipboard goodie drawers, die-cut numbers and a 9″ x 9″ recessed center perfect for a favorite holiday photo, ornaments, and more. When assembled as intended, advent calendar measures approximately 13″ x 13″ x 1-7/8″. I also like the idea of a wooden advent calendar in the shape of a Christmas Tree. Don’t you think it just begs to be painted and decorated as such?

Next to the manger scene, a Christmas tree is the most traditional advent image around. This Byers Choice Christmas Tree Advent Calendar is a beautiful classic version of that style.

For me, growing up, a stable with Mary, Jesus, Joseph and all the characters in the Christmas story was just part of the Christmas holiday. We weren’t raised Christian, but our stable under the Christmas tree sure had everybody: not just the holy family, but three holy men, sheep, straw for baby Jesus etc. I’m pretty sure we’d made most of the figures ourselves one year.

This wooden advent calendar has exactly that traditional feel. Each of the days before Christmas has a door, behind which the 24 figures can be hidden. The construction is smart: the stable is magnetic so each figure can be placed on the calendar and moved about – so that the Christmas story becomes fun.

This is surely an advent calendar that for your children will become a part of Christmas tradition and be one of their memories of the advent period that they’ll take with them into adulthood.

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