Advent calendars are a fun way to count down the days until Christmas. The traditional 25-day calendars can help keep a family engaged in the season, while stirring the excitement of the little ones.
MyAdvent offers unlimited Advent calendars at no charge. The website specializes in personalized Advent calendars that are completely customizable. Users can upload images, voice messages, self-made videos, or even YouTube videos to make a unique Advent calendar to share with all their family and friends.
We’ve been especially taken with an Advent calendar that offers a daily Christmas hymn. The first week has featured delightful standards like Handel’s “Messiah,” and the “Shepherd’s Carol.” There have been less well known offerings too, like ANÚNA’s rendition of “The Coventry Carol” and “The Wexford Carol” performed by Alison Kraus and Yo-Yo Ma.
The easy-to-use calendar features a new hymn every day of Advent, but users can listen back to previous days as well. Listeners create a growing playlist that just keeps getting bigger every day of the season. By day 25, we expect to have several hours of Christmas music right at our fingertips. Our only regret is that the site does not list the name of the calendar’s author, so we can’t credit the mind who drew together such a suitable Christmas soundtrack.
While Advent is the main draw of the website, users can continue to make calendars long after the Christmas season. Calendar dates are also completely customizable, so MyAdvent would be just as good for counting down days until a child’s summer birthday, or even a wedding anniversary. Thanks to the customized nature of the site, users can pick the theme, so it’s not necessarily Christmas in July.
Those seeking an Advent calendar, or who are just interested in an excellent Christmas music playlist, should look no further. Don’t even worry about starting late. That just means you can open all the more boxes on day one.