December 15, 2023
It is that time of year again; the joyous occasion of Christmas is upon us! It is the season to spend time and celebrate with family and loved ones. One beloved tradition that takes centre stage during this time is the Advent calendar countdown. A prominent tradition in most households during this festive season, this calendar has become more than a means to countdown until Christmas. It is also known to bring joy and shared moments of togetherness.
Typically commencing on December 1st, this calendar ends on the eve of Christmas, December 24th. The calendar is designed with each date opening up with a small door or a small compartment, which traditionally had a picture or bible verse featured in it. Today, this compartment conceals a surprise or sweet treat, making the countdown to Christmas Day an even more exciting one. This concept is great for not just counting down the days but also bringing families and friends together.
So, as each day unfolds and a sweet treat is revealed, the Advent calendar becomes a symbol that represents shared moments with loved ones, the joy of giving, and the anticipation of the wonderful celebrations to come.
Cake studios and bakeries like Toujours have already geared up for this festive season, with a myriad of fun Advent calendar options to offer. Each day leading up to Christmas brings such surprise and joy as each day of the calendar is revealed. The door on the calendar for each day packs a variety of decadent chocolate treats like chocolate-coated shortbread, soft-centered praline chocolates, and rochers. These treats are handcrafted with the finest Belgian chocolate, packing every bite with more cocoa and deliciousness. These sweet treats are even available with online delivery options for those who are a little behind on their to-do list and opt for convenience.
In addition to the advent calendar, Toujours has a specially curated selection of sweet treats to offer this festive season. One can choose from delicious dessert boards, iconic gingerbread houses, thematic trays of sweet treats and champagne, marzipan gift boxes, traditional plum cake, Christmas mini cakes, decorated Christmas cookies, and more. Whether it is for gifting family or friends, there is something for everybody.
When it comes to making advent calendars, bakers have honed their craftsmanship and channelled their creativity into creating fun surprises behind each numbered door. There are elegant yet simple advent calendars available that offer a daily dose of chocolate, ranging from milk to dark chocolate. These chocolates are often moulded into thematic shapes, adding a unique touch to the festive season. One can even incorporate custom flavours like orange, salted caramel, and peppermint into the chocolate. Additionally, one can also include nuts like hazelnuts, almonds, and cashew nuts in the sweet to add uniqueness to the calendar while also improving taste. Find out what is in the Toujours Advent Calendar here.
There are a range of candy Advent calendars that offer different types of confections as well. From colourful and flavourful candies to lollipops, these calendars provide a diverse mix of sugary surprises that the little ones are sure to love. Some compartments even sport cookies like vanilla butter cookies or chocolate chip cookies, to name a few. Some cookies can even be personalised to include a little message, like a Christmas greeting.
People with refined palates looking for something much more luxurious can opt for Advent calendars with gourmet treats, from artisanal chocolates and truffles to delicately prepared candies and nougats. From intricately designed miniature chocolates to festive cookies adorned with holiday motifs, each day's treat is a fun and delicious way to welcome the Christmas season into our homes.
Unwrapping sweet surprises are not what advent calendars are all about, though. They are also about the warmth of being surrounded by loved ones and the memories created, building strong bonds, and the joy that comes from marking the passage of time in a unique way.
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