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Introduction: Advent is a Christian Holiday which leads up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent calendars, however, have become popular as a way to count down the days before Christmas, often with treats or surprises on each day. Advent calendars can be religious or secular in theme.

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    Chocolate Advent Calendars

    Chocolate Advent calendars are probably the most widely available Advent calendars. Although the quality of chocolate in the calendar may be marginal, you can't argue with a tradition that advocates a chocolate a day!

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    Fabric Advent Calendars

    Crafted by loving Grandmas and church bazaar ladies everywhere, fabric Advent calendars often feature a Christmas tree and pockets for each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas. In each pocket is a fabric ornament for the tree. As each day passes, the tree fills with ornaments until it is fully "decorated" on Christmas Day.

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    Advent Gift Calendars

    Similar to the chocolate Advent calendars, these calendar days hide a tiny gift or sweet for each day. These calendars may actually be three dimensional. For example, an Advent gift calendar may be in the shape of a tree with tiny gift boxes hanging on each branch. Or, there may be no calendar at all, but just a tradition of giving a small treat or token of affection on each day leading up to Christmas.

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    High Tech Advent Calendars

    Thanks to computer chip technology, there are now Advent calendars which play music. There's also an Advent DVD that offers a series of 3 to 5 minute documentaries to play each day of the Advent season.

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    Vintage Advent Calendars

    Earlier Advent calendars didn't contain trinkets or candy, but were simply made of paper. I remember one which was meant to hang in the window and as each door was opened, sunlight illuminated the picture behind the door like a tiny work of stained glass. Picture Advent calendars are still available for those who wish to enjoy simpler traditions.




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  • pamperedpen 12/18/2011 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for this fantastic list. H5

  • snowfence 6/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for the types of advent calendars. H5

  • clewand550 1/3/2011 Flag This Comment

    The chocolate advent calendars are always a hit here in my house.

  • JoyceTeresaMann 12/1/2010 Flag This Comment

    The ones I remember from my childhood were merely made of paper and every day the surprise was a Bible verse. Great memories. Great list.

  • LWCox 12/1/2010 Flag This Comment

    I just shipped chocolate Advent calendars to my children who are away at college--to show them Mom and Dad are thinking of them. BTW, you can get better quality chocolate calendars at the upscale grocery stores or import food stores.

  • goodselfme 11/29/2010 Flag This Comment

    When my children were at home we had Advent calendars. Of course the ones with the chocolate were mostly accepted by all. Everyone took turns eating the goodie and said a prayer when they did. My grown children recall that Christmas event well.

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