While here in The Netherlands our kids are completely obsessed with the arrival of ‘Sinterklaas’ and his birthday on December 5 (and all the presents he will hopefully bring) we love to decorate our house for Christmas shortly after that. Advent calendars can be great for this and it also gives your kids a grasp on time. Your kids may ask you everyday or every other day when is it Christmas? How long is it until Christmas? Mommy? Daddy? Is it Christmas yet? I have been there (and still there). So say hello to advent calendars. If you have kids, you should have one. Advent calendars are a wonderful and fun way to keep track of how many days are left until Christmas and help your little one grasp the when Christmas is coming. Advent calendars can be traditional, modern, decorative or DIY and each one is a fun way for the whole family to count down to Christmas Day.

Here you can find our top 5 picks for this year:

  1. La Maison du Calendrier
  2. Meri Meri – The Woodland Christmas Advent
  3. House Doctor 
  4. Engel. 
  5. Numéro 74