Advent Calendars?

Posted on: Sun, 11/25/2007 - 5:52am
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Anyone had any luck finding peanut free chocolate advent calendars? I just order two from Great Britain to the tune of $16.00, not sure if I'll even get them in time. Anyone else find any locally?

Posted on: Sun, 11/25/2007 - 7:05am
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I just get the non-chocolate ones. Might be a good thing to recommend to Vermont Nut Free.

Posted on: Sun, 11/25/2007 - 11:41pm
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I just sent some of this text to Vermont Nut Free.
Great idea!
Stay Safe,
Chris

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2007 - 12:13am
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I found one last year (don't remember where) with tiny little books in it. The kids loved it! Now I'm having a heck of a time finding another one like it!!!

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2007 - 1:04am
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Lego makes an advent calendar, you can find it in Lego stores or at lego.com. I got it for my boys last year and they [b]loved[/b] it. There are actually two versions, one for boys and one for girls. So much better than candy - at the end of it, they had a nice collection of toys to keep (I try to deemphasize food treats for obvious reasons).

Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2007 - 7:04am
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My son loves the lego one, also.
We usually use a wooden one that has 25 little doors and we put stickers, tattoos, safe candy, small toys, etc. in them.
I got ours at the Christmas Tree Shop (in MA.)

Posted on: Fri, 11/30/2007 - 6:16pm
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These are apparently nut-free.
[url="http://www.kinnerton.com.au/products/Standard%20Advents.html"]http://www.kinnerton.com.au/products/Standard%20Advents.html[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 12/02/2007 - 11:52am
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This year the kids and I made an advent calendar based on this cute idea:
[url="http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/11/advent-calendar.html"]http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/11/advent-calendar.html[/url]
ours is even cuter, I think, because my kids helped out with the sewing and so the stitches are crooked and imperfect. I think this is going to be a family heirloom someday!
instead of filling with candy, every day a little note is going into the pocket with a new activity for the day. Yesterday it was painting an ornament. Today it was the chance to play a Christmas-themed game. I've got 22 more pockets to fill, but between decorating, crafts, baking special treats, and watching holiday movies I think we'll have enough "goodies" to fill our new calendar.

Posted on: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 9:09am
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I have stayed away from the food ones as well we have several different non food ones that we use every year. One you move santa into different pockets of a christmas tree, and the other is a christmas tree and you open drawers of the base to get the days ornament.
I was never able to find safe chocolate ones after my ds was diagnosed 12 yrs ago.

Posted on: Sat, 12/08/2007 - 9:41am
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These are the ones I ended up ordering from England.

Posted on: Fri, 12/14/2007 - 11:06am
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We got some chocolate ones for the first time ever and my boys are having a great time!!!!
We got them from military friends that got them in the PX/Commisary. The manufacture is Friedel, made in Germany and have May contain warning for ALMONDS, HAZELNUTS and GLUTEN. The website is [url="http://www.rk-schoko.de"]http://www.rk-schoko.de[/url]
Too late for this year but maybe it will help someone for next year. Or if you find some you could seal them and freeze them for next year.
I plan to keep the empty calendars and melt my own chocolate and use the mold and reuse them again next year if our frends cant get new ones.

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