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Over the past few years, advent calendars have really evolved from little chocolates behind doors, to so many different things, including beauty items, socks and even beers. Make! The Lakes have come up with a new concept and its one that I’m very excited to share with you. But firstly, lets find out a bit more about the business.
Who are Make! The Lakes
Make! The Lakes are a creative business based in the Cumbrian Lake District. They offer events and retreats which take place in beautiful surroundings and give guests an opportunity to escape from everyday life. Here, you can immerse yourself in various different creative projects and make new friends too.
Covid-19 has unfortunately postponed these events, but thankfully, all is not lost. You can order creative kits from there website and make them at home. Also on the website, you can pre-order their advent calendar.
The Advent Calendar For Crafters
This advent calendar is great because it lets you “craft-down” the days until Christmas. It is made up of a box with 24 envelops inside, each containing the instructions and materials needed for that step. Create each of the steps over the days and you end up making 5 festive projects in that time. The beautiful box it comes in, even means that you have somewhere to store your finished projects after Christmas.
What You Need To Know
Make! The Lakes advent calendar retails at £40 and is available to pre-order here. The price includes UK Postage and if you are local to postcode CA18, get in touch with them as you may qualify for local delivery instead. Shipping will begin in early November to allow delivery in advance of starting the projects in December. The envelopes contain everything you will need except a pair of scissors and a couple of other household items. It is not recommended for children under 7 years old whilst children over this age should be supervised. Don’t forget to check out their website shop , where there are various other kits which you might also be interested in.
I think this is not only a great concept, but also really good value for money. The idea of being supplied with all the things you need to create something, rather than just being given a ready made product, really appeals to me. I can imagine myself being snuggled on the sofa, a Christmas movie on in the background and being creative with my project for that day.