Anticipating holiday fun with new KINDER advent calendars – and a giveaway!

by DaniGirl on November 14, 2014 · 32 comments

in Reviews, promotions and giveaways

We love advent calendars. We have so many of them! The boys always get a Lego advent calendar to share, and they take turns opening each day’s treat. We usually get each boy one of those inexpensive cardboard advent calendars with the chocolate that always seems to taste vaguely of soap. And we have a little wooden tree that sits on a set of 24 wee boxes, and each day you open up one of the boxes to reveal a decoration to hang on the wee knobs on the tree. I have a hard time resisting new advent calendars, and would love one day to do the kind of fun “activity per day” advent calendars Andrea describes in this blog post.

I’m super excited about a new advent calendar we’ll have for this year. No more soap-flavoured chocolates! This year, we’re getting a KINDER advent calendar. Sorry boys, you’re going to have to add Mom to your sharing rotation!

And hooray, one of YOU will also be getting a KINDER advent calendar, if you win this fun Kinder Canada giveaway!

The prize pack includes:

  • One KINDER® Advent Calendar
  • One KINDER® Hollow Santa with SURPRISE®
  • One KINDER® SURPRISE® 100g Christmas egg
  • One KINDER® SURPRISE® MAXI 150g egg

Awesome, right? You want to win this one! Here’s the fine print:

  1. This is a giveaway for a KINDER gift basket, which includes an advent calendar, a hollow Santa with surprise, a KINDER Surprise Christmas egg, and a KINDER Surprise maxi egg. (Yum!) The approximate prize value is $32.
  2. To enter the giveaway, two steps are required. Please use the widget below and (a) visit the KINDER Facebook page and (b) leave a comment on this blog post telling me which holiday traditions you anticipate each year .
  3. ONE winner will be chosen at random from all entrants.
  4. This giveaway is open only to residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec. (sorry!)
  5. This giveaway will run until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday November 22, 2014.
  6. The contest winner will be required to provide a full name and complete mailing address to be shared with KINDER® for shipping purposes.
  7. While you may enter as many of the KINDER® contests as you like, you can only win once.

Now, let’s see if I can get this newfangled blog giveaway widget thing to work. (You kids and your modern contest widgets, I tell you. Back in my day, we used an Excel spreadsheet and counting on our fingers and toes to run a blog giveaway, and we liked it!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway of a KINDER prize pack

And now, speaking of sweet, how cute is this? Have you heard of “unboxing” videos? I was a little sketchy on the idea, but the boys certainly knew what I was talking about when I mentioned them. Here’s Simon, my little wanna-be YouTuber, in his UnBoxing debut!

He’s a natural, isn’t he? That was our first and only take. Way to take one for the team, Simon! 🙂

Edited to add: if you really REALLY want to win that KINDER prize pack (and who could blame you?) the amazing Alex has a list of all the participating blogs in this giveaway in her post so you can do a little link hopping for extra entries. You can enter on as many blogs as you like, but you can only win once.


DISCLOSURE: I’m a #KinderMom/Maman/Dad who is part of the KINDER® Canada influencer team. As part of my affiliation with KINDER® Canada, I am provided with special perks and products. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elizabeth November 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Our favourite holiday tradition takes place on Christmas Eve. After all the flurry of holiday preparations and tidying up work commitments, the whole family takes some time to sit in the darkened living room with only the Christmas tree lights glowing, and we sing “O Christmas Tree”. Sure, we don’t always remember all the words, and none of us can sing on key, but it seems to get us all in a happy Christmas mood and starts our holiday time together off just right. It’s funny which things become traditions without us even meaning them to…

2 Laura S. November 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I look forward to getting together with extended family every Christmas Eve! All the kids get a chance to share something, a musical piece, reading, or whatever else they’d like.

3 Sasha November 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

First of all, I’m glad I’m not the only one who never quite manages a Fishbowl Christmas :).

One of my favourite traditions is St. Nicholas Day, December 6. We set out our shoes on the 5th and St. Nicholas fills them with stocking-style goodies. That’s also the start of the Christmas season for us, although this year we have Lego Advent Calendars, so I daresay we might not wait for the 6th. But the good news is, since the girls already have THEIR calendars, guess who gets this one if we win? 😉

4 Jonnie November 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

I always have lots of anticipation for watching my boys open their gifts Christmas morning. It’s a magical time!

5 Kristi Renout November 16, 2014 at 12:05 am

We love watching the kids open their gifts Christmas morning.

6 Joy November 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I look forward to putting up our Christmas tree and decorating it!

7 smothermother November 17, 2014 at 8:10 am

i love our advent calendar. i made it. and we do the activity a day thing. it’s loads of fun. some as simple as having hot chocolate with supper. 🙂 this year the jellybean got the LEGO calendar, so that will be fun. i always see ones that i really like but think that i already have one. but maybe this year i won’t resist! 🙂

(i didn’t register for the giveaway so your numbers might be off)

8 Lynn November 17, 2014 at 8:45 am

My favourite tradition is watching classic old Christmas movies – for me, it’s White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and the old Christmas Carol starring Alistar Sim. I find my kids have very low tolerance for “classic” films and this is the only time of year they let me get away with it. This year we’ll be adding A Christmas Story to the mix – hope they like it!

9 Jennpup (@jennpup) November 17, 2014 at 9:47 am

We love making traditional Norwegian Christmas cookies, like sandkaker and fattigman 🙂

10 Granny November 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

way to go Simon !!! Kinder better hurry to put you under contract !!! Love Granny

11 seham merzib November 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

heading to a Christmas eve mass

12 Holly Messana November 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Every year I look forward to our Sunday Christmas lights drive. We get our Tim Horton treats and drive around town. I always hope it is snowing.

13 Suzie M November 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm

We build a gingerbread house every year

14 Crystal Taylor November 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Every year I look forward to putting up the tree and decorating it, and spending time with family. I also look forward to watching everybody open their presents, it’s so exciting!

15 Catharine November 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

We wear matching Christmas Pj’s to bed Christmas Eve

16 Kimberly November 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

The reading of twas the night before Christmas on Christmas eve after putting out the cookies and milk for Santa, the kids are always so excited then.

17 Amy C November 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm

We do lots of Christmas baking together every year.

18 nicolthepickle November 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

I love to go to The Christmas Eve service.

19 Maggie K. November 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

I love Christmas Eve dinner. We have potato salad made with pickles and kielbassa and Swedish meatballs.

20 Marla November 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Gingerbread house decorating

21 Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I love setting up the tree. We listen to our Elvis Presley Christmas CD and drink hot chocolate

22 Elena November 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Having everyone over to our house Christmas Eve and making pizzas!

23 Glogirl November 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I look forward to an annual cookie exchange day that we have with family.

24 Rosanna November 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Putting up the Christmas tree!

25 Shannon November 20, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I think my favourite Chritmas tradition I’d putting up the tree and looking at all of their ornaments. The best part is when they open their new ornaments and hang them on the decorated tree.

26 angela m November 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

I love decorating our tree and watching Christmas movies.

27 missbobloblaw November 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I love watching the twinkly Christmas lights while munching on homemade cookies and watching Frosty on TV.

28 Rhonda W G. November 21, 2014 at 8:11 am

It’s lovely to be with the entire family!!!

29 maria November 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

We watch Christmas movies every year!

30 Ikkinlala November 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

I anticipate baking cookies.

31 Angie November 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I really enjoy the Christmas parties – both at work and with friends and family.

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