We remember, as kids, our parents gifting us with a Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar every holiday season and opening the doors of the calendar with us every day as we counted down to Christmas. Some advent calendars contained chocolate (our favorite), others had small gifts or holiday-themed photos inside. Traditions come and go, but chocolate advent calendars will always prove timeless to us here at BlairCandy.com.
Make It A Thanksgiving Gift
Thanksgiving isn’t typically considered a gift-giving holiday, but why not turn it into one? Chocolate advent calendars start on December 1st, so gifting the children in your family with the advent calendars on Thanksgiving is a great way to start or continue a tradition – just make sure they don’t start opening the 24 little chocolates inside just yet!
Set Aside Time Each Day
Advent calendars have a long, rich history, and chocolate advent calendars are designed to help kids reflect on the real meaning of Christmas as they open each of the 24 “windows” on the countdown to Christmas. Set aside time, such as right after dinner, to open the day’s window. As your child opens it and enjoys the chocolate, recall a holiday memory – religious or not, that is important to your family.
Once All 24 Days Are Open…
It’s Christmas! Chocolate advent calendars celebrate the countdown to Christmas, and your child will love having celebrated each day with a morsel of rich chocolate. On Christmas Day, before your child tears into her or his presents, give your child a full-size Chocolate Candy Bar and a note from Santa saying how he has been watching your child carry on a tradition and are so proud of him or her – and oh, it’s time to open presents! It adds a whimsical, personal touch to the chocolate advent calendar tradition in your home.
Advent calendars have been around for hundreds of years, and we just love how Chocolate Advent Calendars put a scrumptious, kid-friendly spin on a fantastic Christmas tradition. Here’s to a chocolate tradition that will stand the test of time – as chocolate ones just tend to do!