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Flamingo Paperie Advent Calendars for Boys, Girls & Adults!

What an amazing range of advent calendars and advent calendar cards again this year from Flamingo Paperie!

Some of my favourite advent calendars are in the brochure with lots of fabulous new designs to choose from as well. If you missed out on your favourite last year because it sold out, make sure you get yours early this year. Advent calendars is one aspect of Christmas planning where you need to be organised so you get in time for opening the first window on 1st December.

In case you didn’t know Flamingo Paperie is the new company launched after Phoenix Trading closed down. Many of your favourite artists are still designing for Flamingo Paperie. You can shop online if you are in the UK. Elsewhere there are options!

The advent calendar cards are a perfect size for posting and gifting to someone special.

I am looking forward to sharing Santa’s House and Santa’s Workshop in this post along with the bestselling Reindeer Stables. A number of the designs are religious e.g. Bethlehem and Nativity scenes including a Children’s Nativity Play. 3D Gingerbread House & Pantomime calendars. A Christmas Tree can also be found further down. Oh I almost forgot to mention another bestselling design Snowy Village! Or how about Christmas in the Tower of London this year!

There are more designs available for 2018 – scroll down and have a browse or visit my website and check out the full advent calendar section in CHRISTMAS!

Hint: clicking the linked text will jump to you straight to a design – you can always come back to the top and scroll down again!

Pop and Slot Advent Calendar

The Christmas Tree is just one example from the range of a pop and slot advent calendar design. My family used ours for years and I even took to markets for display where it sadly fell off the table one too many times on a windy day! Not to worry though plenty more for us to choose from and I can just get a replacement for £7.50. If you want one you can order from my website. Order code: ADV33 Traditional Christmas Tree. Check shopping site for availability!

Reindeer Advent Calendar

ADV23 Reindeer Stables is one of Phoenix Trading’s bestselling advent calendars ever! For just £7.50 you get to fill the stables with nine reindeer and decorate their home in Lapland during the month of December in the lead up to Christmas Day. Of course all of Santa’s reindeer will be super busy on Christmas Eve (wouldn’t it be fun to remove the reindeer on Christmas Eve as a surprise for the children!) Keep them somewhere safe though as this calendar can be reused over and over again. Each piece pops easily out of a sheet, slots neatly into the innovative design and can be removed for storage. A beautiful illustration of Rudolph’s home by Phoenix artist Amanda Loverseed, whose attention to detail never disappoints (click Amanda’s name to see more of her designs on my website).

ADV23 Reindeer Stables advent calendar

Quiz: Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Answer at the bottom of this post – scroll or click reindeer names to jump. You can always come back and continue through the rest of the post from the top again by clicking the arrow on the side (please let me know if the arrow has vanished).

Snowy Village Non Chocolate Advent Calendar

ADV19 Snowy Village advent calendar is priced at £7.50 and is truly a 3D advent calendar. Advent calendar has 24 buildings to build to create this wonderful snowy village scene in the run up to Christmas eve. If you have very young children you may wish to build the houses in advance and perhaps hide treats or small gifts inside them to be discovered. Although this is a non-chocolate advent calendar you could easily hide small wrapped chocolates under the various buildings.

Size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4″ : 310 x 310 mm folded but opens out to create a background and base for the village. These measurements are with the two sides folded in front, so a larger footprint when propped open to stand upright and to display the scene you create. Have fun making this 3D advent calendar come to life!

ADV19 Snowy Village Winter scene advent calendar

Tower of London Advent Calendar

ADV37 Tower of London advent calendar is priced at £7.50 and is a 3D advent calendar. This advent calendar has a combination of 24 windows to open or characters to slot in to the scene.

Size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4″ : 310 x 310 mm folded but opens out to create a stand up scene. These measurements are with the two sides folded in front, so a larger footprint when propped open to stand upright and to display the scene you create. Have fun making this 3D advent calendar come to life! Spend Christmas in the Tower this year!

ADV37 Tower of London Patriotic advent calendar

Religious Advent Calendar Bethlehem

ADV32 Bethlehem is just £7.50  and is one of the advent calendars that can be used each year as long as you look after the characters. Keep them somewhere safe. I use little ziploc or resealable bags for each calendar that I have for display or for my children. Each individual  character can be easily removed from the sheets and slotted easily into the innovative design to create a fabulous nativity scene advent calendar.

Size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4″ : 310 x 310 mm. These measurements are with the sides folded in front, so a larger footprint when propped open to stand upright and to display the scene you create.

ADV32 Bethlehem Religious advent calendar

Nativity Advent Calendar

ADV26 Nativity advent calendar is priced at £7.50. Advent calendar has 24 windows to open. If you open carefully and don’t tear you can close up and reuse again next year!

Size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4″ : 310 x 310 mm. These measurements are with the two sides folded in front, so a larger footprint when propped open to stand upright and to display the scene you create. In fact three times as long and can be folded in a variety of configurations depending on which part of the scene you want to highlight at any given time.

ADV26 Nativity Scene Religious advent calendar

Children’s Nativity Play Advent Calendar

ADV18 Children’s Nativity advent calendar is priced at £7.50. Advent calendar has 24 characters to slot in to build up the scene until Christmas eve.

Size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4″ : 310 x 310 mm. These measurements are with the two sides folded in front, so a larger footprint when propped open to stand upright and to display the scene you create. Have fun making this 3D advent calendar come to life!

ADV18 Children's Nativity Play Religious advent calendar

More 3D Advent Calendars Great for Toddlers & Children

In the images below are two more of the 3D advent calendars in the Phoenix Trading range. Both are priced at £7.50 and are truly 3D advent calendars as they pop out and pop up! Each advent calendar has 24 windows to open – be careful and close them up again to re-use next year!

Size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4″ : 310 x 310 mm folded. The advent calendars open out to create a background and base. A house and garden for the Gingerbread house and a stage and backdrop for the pantomime version. Order code ADV30 for the Gingerbread House and ADV36 for the fun Christmas Pantomime scene.

ADV33 Christmas Tree pop and slot advent calendar

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

A large advent calendar that can be a centrepiece of your table or display year after year. The two halves are fully decorated and slot easily together. The set comes with 24 decorations for the tree which easily pop-out of an A4 sheet. The closer you get to Christmas Eve the more heavily laden the tree becomes with beautifully illustrated decorations.

On Christmas Eve you get to put the 24th decoration on – you guessed it the star on the top. Each decoration slips neatly into its numbered slot, so can be carefully removed and stored for another year. There is some historical information on one side about the history behind Christmas trees and their decorations.

ADV30 Gingerbread House 3D advent calendar
ADV30 Christmas Pantomime 3D advent calendar

3D Buildings as Advent Calendars

adv31 christmas bakery tea shop advent calendar

ADV31 Christmas Bakery and Tea Shop 3D Advent Calendar

In the images below are two more of the 3D advent calendars in the very popular Phoenix Trading range. Each is priced at £7.50 and are truly 3D advent calendars as they fold to easily create a building, you just need to slot the roof tabs in place! Each advent calendar has 24 windows to open – be careful and close them up again to re-use next year!

Collect all three and have a little village scene on a shelf or mantelpiece in your home. They are particularly effective if you place a battery operated tea light inside and let the lights shine through the windows in the cold winter evenings.

I used to have them on display at my twilight markets in Australia.

To order yours use codes: ADV27 Department Store, ADV31 Christmas Bakery & Tea Shop and ADV24 Christmas Townhouse

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ADV24 Christmas Townhouse 3D Advent Calendar
ADV24 Christmas Department Store 3D Advent Calendar

More Non Chocolate Advent Calendars

In the images below are four more of the advent calendars in the Phoenix Trading range. Each is priced at only £5.50 as these are not 3D advent calendars. All Phoenix Trading designs are non-chocolate advent calendars. The advent calendars feature 24 windows to open to reveal an image behind – be careful and close them up again to re-use next year!

  • ADV39 Christmas Jokes – open the windows for the answers
  • ADV21 Robins – windows reveal Christmas images e.g snowmen, stockings and snowflakes
  • ADV28 Beach Huts – popular in New Zealand & Australia but also the UK seaside fans!
  • ADV29 Pass the Parcel – Around the world in 24 tradtional gifts for the countries featured
ADV39 Christmas Jokes Advent Calendar
ADV21 Christmas Robins Advent Calendar
ADV28 Christmas Beach Huts Advent Calendar
ADV29 Pass the Parcel Advent Calendar

Santa Advent Calendars

adv35 map of the northlands santa advent calendar

ADV35 Map of the North Lands Advent Calendar by Phoenix artist Amanda Loverseed

To the left is ADV35 Map of the North Lands – each day build your map into a Christmas adventure!  By my favourite artist Amanda Loverseed.

In the images below are three more of the advent calendars in the Phoenix Trading range. Each is priced at only £7.50. All three advent calendars feature 24 characters to add to the already amazingly detailed illustration. Use again and again – just keep the pieces separate if you have more than one so you don’t mix them up!

  • ADV40 Santa’s Room – dress Mr & Mrs Santa and decorate their room
  • ADV34 Santa’s House – fill up Santa’s garden with his friends and decorations.
  • ADV41 Santa’s Workshop – very busy in Santa’s workshop at this time of year!

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ADV40 Santa's Room Advent Calendar
ADV40 Santa's House Advent Calendar
ADV40 Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Cards

XM104 Nativity Stable Advent Calendar Card

XM104 Nativity Stable Advent Calendar Card

To the left is XM104 Nativity Stable.  A stunning advent calendar card from Phoenix Trading and artist Sarah Summers. Each day from the 1st December open a little window until you reach Christmas Eve with the last window.

Countdown to Christmas with this design or one of the many others featured below! Priced at just £2.50 each they are fantastic value. Sized at just 6 x 6″ : 152 x 152mm and supplied with an envelope they are a perfect gift for posting.

Advent calendar cards as with most Christmas cards in the Phoenix Trading range have pre-printed seasonal messages e.g. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

Designs available in no particular order include: XM134 Parkour Santa, XM135 Rudolph, XM101 Farmhouse, XM103 Presents under the Christmas Tree, XM129 Buckingham Palace, XM102 What’s for Christmas Dinner?, XM92 Christmas Shops, XM105 Children of the World, XM130 A Very Happy Christmas to You, XM58 Christmas Plates, XM91 Country House, XM106 Portrait Gallery and XM42 Christmas Fancy Dress.

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Selection of Phoenix Trading advent calendar cards
Selection of Phoenix Trading advent calendar cards
Selection of Phoenix Trading advent calendar cards
XM105 Children of the World advent calendar card

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*minimum order applies of 500 cards so more for business customers to send to clients

Santa’s Reindeer Names

In traditional tales Santa Claus’s sleigh is pulled by only 8 reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (alternative spellings are Donder and Dunder), and Blitzen (alternative spellings are Blixen and Blixem). Rudolph is a 20th-century addition to make a team of 9 reindeer.

Take a look at the Frieze Card version of the Reindeer Stables below (order code: XM107 for £2.50)

XM107 Reindeer Stables Frieze Christmas Card
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