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Nativity advent calendar

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EekThreek Sat 21-Oct-17 22:45:12

The last three years, we have reused a playmobil advent calendar for DD - it's a santa's workshop one. She doesn't open it as an advent calendar - we've borrowed an Estonian tradition where the elves deliver a small gift every day during December if you've "been good", and it goes in her stocking to find each morning.

This year, DS will be old enough to join in for the first time, which I'm looking forward to. We'll alternate the calendar gift with a chocolate coin or something, so they get to share it.

However... I'd really like to swap the workshop theme to something a bit more related to the holiday. We're not particularly churchy, but I think it's important that the kids learn that Christmas wasn't invented by/for FAther Christmas...

Coupled with the fact I've been wanting to add a nativity scene to our Christmas decorations for a few years now, but money has been tight. This year feels like the year I'm ready to make the change!

Has anyone seen any nice 24 piece nativity scenes that I can use as their advent calendar? I saw this on the Lakeland website but the price tag made me do a little sick in my mouth - but it's going to be used for years so maybe I should just suck it up?

Isadora2007 Sun 22-Oct-17 00:57:18

It’s gorgeous!
I haven’t seen one like this before. I’d like to know what the figures are made of... but it doesn’t say.

Isadora2007 Sun 22-Oct-17 00:59:52

Cheaper alternative??

Isadora2007 Sun 22-Oct-17 01:03:46

Fair trade one. Also cheap.

Logoplanter Sun 22-Oct-17 06:44:11

They've got the Lakeland one on Amazon. It says the pieces are plastic. Has good reviews but there are a few people who've said the pieces are fragile and break easily.
It does look lovely though!

Annwithnoe Sun 22-Oct-17 09:55:23

Wow yours is beautiful OP

There are a few different playsets on
amazon if making your own advent calendar was an option

Wornoutbear Sun 22-Oct-17 10:05:55

Or this -

Wornoutbear Sun 22-Oct-17 10:07:46

and the Three Kings on a separate set -

rachrach2 Sun 22-Oct-17 10:16:48

We have the playmobil nativity as posted above (it was actually a gift to me before I had children and I love it!). That could easily be divided and it’s a great idea to build it up over advent.

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