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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:50 pm 
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Has anyone come across advent calendars that are peanut-free? Everyone I have come across so far has the "May contain traces" warning. The last couple of years I have done home-made ones for my kids but it would be nice if there was one out there that was safe..I also cannot afford to order from specialized companies, shipping etc...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:11 pm 
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I bought an Advent calendar from the dollar store years ago - but I still see them. They have a little felt pocket for every day. I can get in two Areo, Kit KAt, Smarties - well you get the idea. (I have two sons!)
I also bought a religious Look and Find book this year.
Hopefully the combination will have them not panting for a Spiderman calendar!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:00 pm 
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We have an Advent Calendar that I cross-stitched and it came with little wooden ornaments, which are guaranteed completely allergen free!! :lol: :lol:

Kidding aside, I like it better than the candy ones, because the girls are always happy to see it again every year and they take turns hanging ornaments, it's a nice tradition. It works out, as Christmas Day is a cross-stitched baby Jesus in the manger!

If you're resourceful, you could make your own or buy the one that Stefteach mentioned and put non-candy treats like coins, little toys, etc.

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i know when i was little i always thought that the hommade ones were WAY cooler then the store bought ones! i mean hello one tiny piece of (gross) chocolate every day (cause let's face it if you don't have a food allergy and you have a couple of sisters you're gonna get a cheap one and the chocolate is never that good), or a bit of a surprise as to what you're getting because you don't know what's been put in... i'll take the surprise every day till xmas thank you!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:53 pm 
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I got 2 one for each kid on sale (90% off) after X-mas a few years ago with little cloth bags. They did not have treats, just little bags of fluff, so of course no one else bought them, and I got a great deal! Every year I pull them out and put my own treats in. The like the tradition now, and love having the same big wall sized advents with Hershey Kisses.

I noticed in Starbucks this year they have Christmas Tree shaped ones made out of little boxes - they are super cute - I asked the store to give me the display - they will get back to me by Tuesday. If I get it I will send it to you as my guy does not want it. They are about $20 with the candy in it, but the display had no candy. They said they would definitely give me it for free after X-mas, when everything goes on sale, but they do not need the display as they have lots of the real thing.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:18 pm 
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I've seen a lot of variety for non-food calendars lately. Playmobile has some that create a scene at the end of the count down, Chapters had a book with envelopes and in each envelope was a paper ornament they could put on the tree. I also so online one that builds a 3-D snowman and I just picked one up today from Costco that has a tree in the middle & draws around it. Each draw has an ornament that can be put on the tree. I think the draws are also big enough that you could put your own treats in too if you wanted too.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:08 pm 
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Lego has a really cool one for $25 in Canada. Hard to find, but you can check their web-site.

Kinnerton in the UK has peanut free chocolate, and they have an advent calendar.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:59 pm 
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Just checked the Lego website and it says that their advent calendar isn't available in Canada :( http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=7324
Did you see it somewhere this year AnnaMarie?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:58 pm 
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Hi ethansmom..I found the lego advent calenders on ebay and they sell them from Quebec for $24 canadian. The seller is rapido2 when you do a search. I emailed him to find out the cost of shipping. Hope this helps.


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Thanks shell5968 :) I'll look into that. Anyone else see any of the fabric kind in stores (where you put in your own treats/toys)? I've checked at Dollarama, Zellers, and Michael Craft stores...and no luck.


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I was told that last year Walmart carried peanut-free advent calenders.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:02 am 
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I was at Walmart and did not find any peanut-free/ They were are "may contain traces of nuts/peanuts" :(


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ethansmom wrote:
Just checked the Lego website and it says that their advent calendar isn't available in Canada :( http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=7324
Did you see it somewhere this year AnnaMarie?


I saw it in the Canadian Lego catalogue. My friend's son got it in the mail (the catalogue). The advent calendar was priced at $25 plus shipping and handling and taxes. It was listed as *hard to find* but not exclusive to the catalogue.

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Thanks AM -- I think I'll see what I can find on the fabric-made front. :)


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has anyone looked at the advent calanders from laura secord? i was buzzing by getting a latte at the mall and noticed they had some there unfortuantly i didn't have a chance to take a peak at them since i needed to catch a bus...

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