Wood Advent Calendar

by lakeerieartists

If you have a child in your house, one of the best ways to count down to Christmas is with a beautiful wood Advent calendar.

One of the most beautiful parts of the Christmas season holiday celebrations is the tradition of an Advent calendar. Many people have adopted this tradition whether or not they are aware of the origin of the Advent calendar.

Advent calendars add to the anticipation of the holiday season, and they add to the fun for children and adults as we count down the days until Christmas.

Wooden Advent Calendars are a Delightful Part of the Christmas Season

Kurt Adler train Advent Calendar

Although Advent calendars originally began in the German Lutheran movement in the 19th century, they have become a tradition for many Christians, both religious and secular, as a way to extend the beauty of the Christmas season, expecially for children.  What child does not like to count down the days before Christmas, as well as open a door to a surprise each day leading to the holiday? 

Advent calendars are now available in many styles and materials.  Some are paper like regular calendars, while others are made of cloth.  But in my mind, the most interesting Advent calendars are the wooden Advent calendars.  These are lovingly constructed out of wood, and show off the magical wonder of the Christmas holiday, as you appreciate both the imagination of the artist, and the construction of the calendar.

Kurt Adler Wood Advent Calendars

As I searched for a selection of wood Advent calendars to display on this article, the most wonderful calendars I came across were made by Kurt Adler.  The Kurt Adler calendars come in several styles, both 2D and 3D.  The 3D wood Advent calendars are the most fun, and the most whimsical and magical, because there is just so much more room for creativity when you work with 3 dimensions, however the 2D calendars are also delightful.

As you browse through the various selections, both on this page and as you click through to see more calendars, you will be astonished and amazed at what can be done with a little inspiration.   These wood Advent calendars will truly capture your imagination even if you are an adult.  These are not just for children, oh no.  Adults will fall in love with them too.

Kurt Adler Wooden Advent Calendar

Kurt Adler J3767 Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Piece

This advent calendar by Kurt Adler allows children to design their own nativity scene over the course of the month. It gives children the flexibility to be creative and design u...

$125.00  $57.76
Kurt Adler C6300 Wooden Santa House Advent Calendar W/O Ornaments, 16-Inch

This 16-inch wooden advent calendar by Kurt Adler is a fun and festive addition to any holiday decor. its classic design resembles a house and features 24 tiny doors, which you ...

$91.96  $28.00
Kurt Adler Wooden Advent Calendar House, 15-Inch

Count down to Christmas with this Kurt Adler 15" Wooden Advent Calendar. Shaped like a house, it has twenty-four drawers containing twenty-four miniature ornaments. Displayed in...

$53.00  $41.61

Byers Choice Wooden Advent Calendar

Byers' Choice Fireside Advent Calendar #AC03

AC03 Features: -Handcrafted quality. -Gift Boxed. Product Type: -Advent Calendars. Holiday Theme: -Yes. Seasonal Theme: -Yes. Holiday: -Christmas. Season: -Winter. Dimensions: O...

$80.00  $72.03
Byers' Choice Nativity Advent Calendar #AC05

The Byers' Choice Countdown Advent Calendar is thoughtfully designed with 24 numbered doors behind which small surprises can be hidden for each day. This wooden calendar can be ...

$89.95  $69.16

Musical Advent Calendars

The Christmas season is inundated with sounds and music, and you can also find wood Advent calendars that have both music and animation.  These add another dimension to the magical nature of Christmas, and make the Advent calendar an interactive toy as well as a countdown to Christmas.

Many of the wooden Advent calendars have religious scenes, such as the Nativity scenes, while others depict the more whimsical side of Christmas with scenes of toy shops, or Santa's activities in the workshop or delivering the gifts for Christmas.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Advent Calendar

Kurt Adler Battery-Operated Musical Advent Calendar, 22.8"
$291.99  $135.76

Fontanini Wood Nativity Advent Calendar

25 Piece Nativity Advent Calendar Set with Wooden Stable

65400 Features: -25 Piece nativity advent calendar set with stable.-Made of wood and paper.-Made in Italy. Dimensions: -Calendar dimensions: 8.75'' H x 11.25'' W x 2.5'' D.

Only $35.76

Musical Animated Wood Advent Calendar

Mr. Christmas Animated & Musical Santa's Workshop Advent Calender House #23963

From the Mr. Christmas Original Classics Collection Item #23963 Bright, colorful Santa's workshop features 24 doors with metal hinges and magnetic closures Hide a small treat ...

$169.99  $143.74

Other Wooden Advent Calendars

While Kurt Adler is my favorite wooden Advent calendar maker, there are several other companies that produce wooden Advent calendars that are wonderful gifts for any children that you have in your family.

Some of the calendars come with magnetic attachments to keep the calendar together, and help from losing any of the parts.  You can also buy Advent calendar kits to finish your own Advent calendar, adding personal touches such as names of family members or details that relate to your family personally.  If you have artistic ability, these make a unique gift that no one else will have, a one of a kind treat for your family.

If you are not artistic, don't worry, because you can appreciate the artistry of other Advent calendar makers including Kurt Adler, Fontanini, Byers Choice, and eeBoo.

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Advent calendars are a beautiful tradition loved by adults and kids in order to count down the exciting days until Christmas.

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Updated: 10/14/2014, lakeerieartists
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lakeerieartists on 11/25/2011

Yes, children do break things. My daughter is a champion of breaking unusual items.

thepurpleturtle on 11/25/2011

I am a huge fan of Wooden Advent calendars. Wooden Advent Calendars are great because I can use them every year so long as my children don't break them.

LindaSmith1 on 11/11/2011

Lovely. I have never heard of these Advent calenders. But, since I am an affililiate marketer, I am going to look into them some more.

Holistic_Health on 11/08/2011

They've lovely, but every time someone mentions an Advent calendar I think of Bad Santa. Wicked funny.

sheilamarie on 11/05/2011

These Advent calendars are wonderful! I've always enjoyed using an Advent calendar, but I've never used a wooden one.

lakeerieartists on 11/05/2011

@tokyonights7 Welcome to Wizzley. It is a very nice tradition to have. The wood calendars are much more than a calendar, aren't they. :)

tokyonights7 on 11/05/2011

Hello from a fellow Squid! Yours is the first Wizzley page I've checked out so far, and I am highly impressed. Advent calendars are a big part of our family tradition, though we tend to either make them on our own, or use the traditional hanging felt calendar. Perhaps it's time to go "wooden" this year! :-) Heather

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