Reusable Advent Calendar
NICEXMAS Christmas Advent Calendar Countdown to Christmas , 64cm by 89cm
Tree arrives folded so it could do with ironing to keep it flat – I’m lazy, hate ironing so don’t have one…. I’ll probably press this under one of the living room sofa cushions, after removing the sweets of course!! Granddad used to press his trousers under the bed mattress, a trick he learned in the army in WW2. Who needs irons 😉
I love this tree, much larger than expected at 35 inches from top to base.
Its made of a strong hessian and felt fabric, with 25 stitched-on pockets. Each of those has a cute, tiny decoration stitched on, some embroidered to the surface but some are 3D sewn on. There’s also a snowflake hanging from a length of twine and you can tuck in in each day to see the date.
Its something that can be used again and again, looks good, perfect for traditional decorations.
I hate the way things are so disposable today, that’s so wasteful, so decorations like this are perfect of like me you care about impacting on the environment and its future.
I’ve got tree decorations made when my kids were tiny – they’re all now well into their thirties.
This calendar is perfect for keeping, either share or get one for each child. Lasting so long its cheaper than paying a fiver for a card one thrown away each year, and being able to customise it is great.
The pockets are big enough to hold a small wrapped sweet. I’ve got ones from a Morrison Xmas tub in them, like Roses or Quality Street, in each pocket.
You could put balloons, a tiny car, small things like xmas cracker gifts instead of chocolates. Or have an adult one with miniature liqueurs, lipsticks, nail varnish, jewellery, perfume samples etc.
Can’t think of many ideas you could do for a man. Tiny screwdrivers, nail clippers, keyrings. Condoms maybe…all those xmas parties 😉
I love the way you can use this year after year and customise it to what you want, and who will be opening it.
Note: Description says “Tree has 25 small hooks on which to hang 25 included ornaments, snowflake, stockings, snowmen, toys and more.” There are no actual hooks, or loose ornaments but but there are the sewn on ones, and I guess thats what they mean. You could hook ornaments over the pockets if wanted. I think that’s not needed though, they already have the decoration on each one, and the pockets hold a sweet or small gift. Less is more sometimes.
Stars: Five, It looks good, is a great price and can be used year after year.
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