Amazing Paper Advent Calendars – Opt for the traditional Option



Amazing Paper Advent Calendars has been update for 2020. I adore Advent – the whole counting down to Christmas really gets me excited, perhaps that is to do with the fact that I am a Christmas Baby. I have such fond memories of paper advent calendars from when I was younger.

Amazing Paper Advent Calendars

One of my most treasured Christmas Decorations is my Paper FlipBook Advent Calendar where each day is an image and a poem telling the nativity story. I won it in a colouring competition at Sunday school over 40 years ago.

24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

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Amazing Paper Advent Calendars

Unicef Advent Calendar

Now £25 might seem excessive for a simple paper advent calendar, but this IG Advent Calendar for Unicef is anything but simple. Look at the rear of each days window to find out just how your purchase has helped by providing incredible gifts, such as life-saving food and schoolbooks for learning.


Alison Gardiner Traditional Advent Calendar ‘Jesus is Born’ Large with Christmas Nativity Story


Alison Gardiner Traditional Advent Calendar ‘Jesus is Born‘ Large with Christmas Nativity Story is a charming traditional paper advent calendar. Featuring Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and other visitors to his manger. 24 windows to open during the countdown with lots of lovely illustrations and part of the story of the nativity behind each window. Perfect for teaching the nativity story during the advent countdown.

3D Pop & Slot Advent Calendar Nativity Away In A Manger

I adore this 3D Pop & Slot Advent Calendar Nativity Away In A Manger a fabulous way to teach children about the nativity on the build up to Christmas.

Coppenrath Advent Calendar ‘Nordic Christmas’ 

This gorgeous traditional paper advent calendar features a nordic-style house in the snowy countryside surrounded by animals.

Elf Magic Advent Calendar

This Elf Magic Advent Calendar would be a brilliant gift for your Elf on the shelf to bring at the beginning of December.

Eric Carle Pop-Up Advent Calendar Novelty Book

Count down the days until Christmas with this wonderful pop-up advent calendar based on the popular Christmas story Dream Snow by Eric Carl

Roger la Borde Northern Lights Pop and Slot Advent Calendar

This Roger la Borde Northern Lights Pop and Slot Advent Calendar is just stunning and so different.

Unicef Paddington Calendar

Love Paddington, but want your calendar to make a difference, then opt for the Padding Bear version of the Unicef Advent Calendar.

Coppenrath Advent Calendar ‘In the Christmas House’

A beautiful take on a traditional paper advent calendar, this Coppenrath Advent Calendar ‘In the Christmas House‘ makes a perfect centrepiece to any room. This double-sided non-chocolate advent is beautifully illustrated with a traditional German house, and opens to reveal what is happening inside during the countdown to Christmas. This advent will delight the whole family with its charming design.

Advent Calendar Santa Sleigh Night

Advent Calendar Santa Sleigh Night – a simple traditional advent calendar

Roger la Borde The Night Before Christmas House Pop and Slot Advent

Roger la Borde The Night Before Christmas House Pop and Slot Advent celebrating the night before Christmas.

Keepsake Baby’s First Advent Calendar

personalised Keepsake Advent Calendar

This beautiful keepsake personalised advent calendar from Max Made Me Do It would be the perfect gift for any new Baby and comes in at £15.

Sellmer Town Wall Advent Calendar

Sellmer Town Wall Advent Calendar

This Sellmer Town Wall Advent Calendar has a real traditional feel to it and costs £10.

Rifle Paper Co. Nativity Advent Calendar

Rifle Paper Co. Nativity Advent Calendar

I was too late to get this from Papermash as it has sold out, but thankfully you can also get this fold-out traditional Rifle Paper Co. Nativity Advent Calendar from The Paper Parlour at £16

Holiday Home Free Standing Advent Calendar

Free Standing Advent Calendar

The Holiday Home Free Standing Advent Calendar has a small verse on the rear of each door and is only £5.00

Christmas at the Palace Advent Calendar

Christmas at the Palace Advent Calendar

Alison Gardiner’s Christmas at the Palace Advent Calendar is perfect for any Royalists out there, or anyone that just loves London.

Advent Calendar Pop-Up Woodland House

This Advent Calendar Pop-Up Woodland House is just adorable and 24 individually numbered doors to open on this layered 3D calendar during the countdown to the big day

Liberty Building Advent Calendar 2019

Liberty Building Advent Calendar 2019

Now I adore this Liberty Building Advent Calendar – it reminds me of growing up and visiting London at Christmastime.

Alison Gardiner ‘Christmas at the Cathedral’ Large Traditional Advent Calendar

Alison Gardiner 'Christmas at the Cathedral' Large Traditional Advent Calendar

Alison Gardiner ‘Christmas at the Cathedral‘ Large Traditional Advent Calendar is a beautifully illustrated advent calendar with lovely detailed pictures behind the doors, one is a stained glass window based on a real window at Canterbury Cathedral. Beautiful images to be revealed during the advent countdown.

Rifle Paper Co. Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Rifle Paper Co. Nativity Advent Calendar

Another one I missed at Papermash (I must plan better)! I have found the Christmas Advent Tree online at Biscuit Clothing for £16.99

Christmas Cuckoo Clock Advent Calendar with Spinner

Clock Advent Calendar with Spinner

Behind each window of the Christmas Cuckoo Clock Advent Calendar, you will find a fun picture and corresponding text from the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. You also have the spinner to move each day for extra fun!

Meri Meri Pop-up Santa Advent Calendar

Meri Meri Paper Pop-up Santa Advent Calendar

This Meri Meri Pop Up Advent Card is so charming and really reasonably priced at £6.50

Highgrove House 3D Paper Advent Calendar

Highgrove House 3D Paper Advent Calendar

You do not have to be a Royalist to appreciate this Highgrove House 3D Paper Advent Calendar from Alison Gardiner. It has such great playability.

National Trust Woodland Animals Advent Calendar

National Trust Woodland Animals Paper Advent Calendar

National Trust Woodland Animals Advent Calendar is perfect for any animal lover.

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas Tree Paper Advent Calendar

This Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from The Printed Peanut has a real retro feel to it and is designed by Louise Lockhart.

Advent Calendar Colouring Book for Older Children

Advent Calendar Paper Colouring Book for Older Children

Now I know this isn’t a traditional style paper advent calendar, but it is made of paper and the Advent Calendar Colouring Book with its 24 Numbered Christmas Colouring Pages is perfect for older children and adults.

Unicorn Advent Calendar Christmas Colouring Book

Unicorn paper Advent Calendar Christmas Colouring Book

This Unicorn Advent Calendar Christmas Colouring Book is perfect for any Unicron loving children and perhaps it will help keep them occupied on the build-up to Christmas.

The Christmas Doodle Advent Calendar Countdown Book

The Christmas Doodle Advent Calendar Countdown Book

I really love the idea of this Christmas Colouring and Doodle Advent Calendar Countdown Book. Doodles often spark an idea for even more creativity.

Animal Advent Calendar Christmas Coloring Book

Paper Animal Advent Calendar Christmas Coloring Book

Instead of opening doors with the Animal Advent Calendar Christmas Coloring Book, your children paint a new picture every day. 24 different Christmas motifs are waiting to be painted. On the left side is the calendar number and on the right side the winter motif

Advent Calendar to Colour

Paper Advent Calendar to Colour

As you can tell I am a fan of activities that can keep the kids occupied over Advent and love the advent colouring books.

Opt for a traditional Advent Calendar this year and bring back childhood memories with our roundup of Amazing Paper Advent Calendars