For a fun advent calendar this year my agent Anita and I put our thinking caps on back in June and came up with a slightly new idea on an popular traditional one.
As the reindeer is a well-loved Christmas animal I painted a child-like reindeer in glorious cranberry red. Then I added little wooden drawers with tiny gold knobs on which I then numbered. As I worked I found I was drawn to painting the drawers in different quirky sizes which appealed to the kid in me!
Next we needed some snowflakes for some seasonal magic. Finally our reindeer got a tinkling bell to herald the Christmas season.
Our poster which is 17 x 23 inches approx is a real focal point for kids during the run-up to Christmas.
On gorgeously smooth and creamy super-heavyweight paper it shows off the reindeer to a tee.
Each day they get to write in one of the boxes what special advent activity they will be doing. To spark ideas for festive fun we also created a suggestion list which also comes with your Christmas Advent kit along with an opaque white pen, some lush East of India washi tape to fix your poster to the wall!
A bright and festive D.I.Y reindeer advent calendar
This gorgeous advent calendar is truly a ‘twist on the traditional’ – Whether in your childrens bedroom, or in the family kitchen, this lovely reindeer is sure to add lots of christmas cheer!
The kit comprises of a large advent poster printed on gorgeous and durable poster style paper along with a separate list of advent activity ideas, a white gel pen to write your ideas with and a roll of red polka dot washi tape to put it up where ever you like!
A wonderful family activity to get everyone in the true spirit of christmas! This ‘Activity’ calendar can be filled in with activities of your choice or you can pick and choose from the long list of fun activity suggestions that come along with the kit! Featuring a stylish red nordic reindeer with little drawer boxes that can be written on with personalised advent messages such as ‘Make paper snowflakes’, ‘Bake christmas cookies with mum’, ‘Donate old toys to charity’ and many more!
A lovely new tradition that can easily be added into the yearly festivities along with the traditional chocolate or sweetie advent!
Order your kit with the words ‘My Christmas Countdown’ or for sharing with several children or a whole family, select ‘Our Christmas Countdown’
Paper, metal, plastic, cardboard
Poster measures 60 x 42 cms and actual reindeer measures 41 x 38 cms
Our kit is only available via the Little Picture Company on Not on the High Street and we have a limited number of 100 – so skates on and bag one for yourself before they are all gone!
Cost £26 plus £4.95 to mainland UK!
Last posting day for Christmas is FRIDAY 20th December.