The holidays are approaching. If you ask yourself: “should I get an advent calendar?” the answer is yes. There are many great reasons why you might want to invest in an advent calendar to brighten up the darkest time of the year. Here are four of them:
1 – They bring the family together
Advent calendars provide an opportunity for connection. This is less true of your standard chocolate calendar and more true of concept advent calendars that include activities of some sort. If you feel creative, you can make an advent calendar with a new craft or activity every day. DIY calendars are a great way of doing this.
An advent calendar of activities can prompt quality family time. It can be a point of gathering and connection.
2 – They add ritual and joy to the dark winter months
A daily ritual is especially welcome in the dark and cold winter months. An advent calendar gives you a relaxing moment of joy every day. This can help you re-center and appreciate what you have. The long and exciting history of advent calendars can probably be explained by the fact that they brighten up the darkest time of the year.
Typically, children are excited to open a new door in the advent calendar and want to do it first thing in the morning. This is a great way to start the day.
3 – Advent calendars can be educational
Advent calendars can be so much more than chocolate. We saw an opportunity for learning at Scientist Factory and made a science advent calendar. Our popular calendar comes with an experiment for every day before Christmas. We work hard to craft our advent calendar, combining activities that bring the family together and inspire everyone to love science.
4 – Anticipation is better than the thing itself
Counting down the days to Christmas is an excellent way of anticipating the holiday. A lot of joy comes with this anticipation. Some might say that anticipation is just as good as the actual holiday. Advent is a beautiful time for this reason, and what better way is there to celebrate and mark this occasion than with an advent calendar?