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Christmas Chocolate Advent Calendars:
A Delicious Tradition for the Whole Family

Having a Christmas advent calendar is a time-honoured tradition that brings joy and anticipation to the holiday season. At the Chocolate Box, we offer a wide range of advent calendars filled with delectable chocolates—including a dairy-free chocolates—ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy.

What Is an Advent Calendar?

The concept of the advent calendar dates back to the early 19th century in Germany. Originally, it was a way to mark the days leading up to Christmas, a special time of preparation and reflection in Christian tradition. These early calendars featured simple chalk marks or small religious images behind the doors.

Today, the advent calendar has evolved into a delightful way to count down the days until Christmas day. While various styles of advent calendars are available, chocolate advent calendars have become the most popular. They typically consist of a beautifully illustrated box with numbered windows that are opened day by day, each revealing a chocolate treat.

Advent Calendars at the Chocolate Box

Quality chocolate advent calendars can be hard to find, but at the Chocolate Box, we have a wide selection to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Our advent calendars are more than just a way to countdown to Christmas; they offer a daily chocolate treat for the family (especially the kids) to enjoy!

Advent Calendars: A Daily Event for Children

Advent calendars are particularly exciting for children. Each day, they eagerly open a window on the calendar, revealing not only a new picture but also a delicious chocolate. The calendars are often adorned with Christmas-themed illustrations that captivate the imagination of young ones. For example, the Heidel "Christmas Time" Advent Calendar features an amusing illustration of multiple Santas decorating a Christmas tree. Then there is the more traditional scene in the Heidel “Santa in the House” advent calendar, which shows a nostalgic image of a more traditional Father Christmas with children gathered around a Christmas tree. (Both versions include a tasty milk chocolate behind every window.)  

Hot tip! How to avoid squabbles over who opens the advent calendar windows

For families with more than one child, it can be challenging to keep everyone happy when only one child can open a window each day. Here are some ways to avoid friction. 

  • A fun tradition is to rotate who gets to open a window each day, but that doesn’t mean anyone needs to miss out on chocolate! Keep a jar of chocolate treats separate to the advent calendar, so that the child who doesn’t open a window can dip into the jar for a treat instead. The Chocolate Box has a range of delectable treats perfect for this, such as milk chocolate Gold Coins, Mini Milk Hearts, and Reindeer Poo (white and pink marshmallows covered with fine dark chocolate). 
  • Alternatively, you can just purchase multiple advent calendars to ensure each child gets their own! There are a variety of designs available, so no two calendars need be the same.

Advent Calendars: The Adult Versions

Advent calendars aren't just for kids; adults also deserve a daily treat to savour during the holiday season! At the Chocolate Box, we offer an array of advent calendars featuring specialty chocolates for adults, as well as boozy versions that add an extra dash of cheer to the day. These are the types of chocolate that require you to sit down and take a break to truly savour!

Firstly, we offer the indulgent Niederegger Marzipan Advent Calendar, which features delicious marzipan, nougat and chocolate specialties within its doors (you can share this one with the kids). There is also the deluxe Butlers Advent Calendar, filled with a selection of classic and festive milk, dark and white chocolates housing decadent fillings such as Salted Hazelnut Caramel, Midnight Ginger and Passionata. Each of the 24 pieces is beautifully shaped and decorated. 

Then there are the adults-only advent calendars that include liqueur-filled chocolates, including the Anthon Berg Advent Calendar with classic flavours such as Famous Grouse, Galliano, Cointreau, Liqueur 43 and Drambuie, and the Abtey Liqueur Christmas Magic Advent Calendar featuring chocolates loaded with Saint James Rum, Cointreau, Poire Williams, Calvados and more. Eat responsibly!

Advent Calendars as Pre-Christmas Gifts

Advent calendars also make excellent early Christmas gifts, especially for friends and family members you might not get to see during the holiday season. Sending an advent calendar is a delightful way to let your loved ones know you're thinking of them and to share the joy of the Christmas countdown, even from afar. Consider sending a milk chocolate Simon Coll 3D Advent Calendar to a family you love. Inside are 3D figures made of creamy milk chocolate, and for an extra dose of fun for the kids, there are 11 surprise Christmas characters hidden within the calendar!

Get Your Advent Calendar Today While Stocks Last

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start preparing for the holiday season, and that includes getting your advent calendar ready. You need to start opening those calendar windows on December 1st, so now is the perfect time to place your order for a beautiful advent calendar from the Chocolate Box. 

Whether it's for children, adults, or as a thoughtful gift, our advent calendars are sure to add a touch of sweetness to your Christmas countdown. Don't wait; order your advent calendar today and embrace the joyful tradition of counting down to Christmas with delectable chocolates. Also, don’t forget to explore our Christmas Chocolate Gift Hampers and Christmas Chocolate Gift Boxes for other gift ideas.


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