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Looking forward to Halloween? Last year, 175 million Americans celebrated the spookiest day of the year and spent more than $9 billion on everything from candy to costumes to decor. And now, you can add advent calendars to your list of must-have Halloween gear for your home.
While advent calendars are popular during the holiday season (such as boozy advent calendars, “Harry Potter” advent calendars and Lego advent calendars), they are also the perfect way to count down to All Hallows’ Eve.
For example, this adorably ghoulish advent calendar from Oriental Trading will make it easy for you and your family to count down the days until it is time to trick or treat. Each day has a small pocket that you can fill with a small treat or a spooky little toy.
This classic Halloween countdown calendar on Amazon for $6 is perfect for your home or for a school classroom. Each day of October has a small flap that hides a spooky and festive picture with verse from a Halloween poem to get you in the spirit. Kids and adults alike will love this fun find.
If you are a crafty soul, you might want to try making your own homemade advent calendar. You can find a pattern on Etsy from seller SugarHouseShop. It comes with detailed instructions and colored photographs that will guide you in creating your own felt Halloween advent calendar, complete with spooky magnetic ornaments.
Or, if you feel like dropping some serious cash, you might want to see this haunted mansion selling for $1,465 on Etsy. This Victorian mansion is as gorgeous as it is haunted. “No two are exactly alike as each one is hand-painted,” writes the seller in the description. “Each window is individually lit up to easily display the original art work that I have personally drawn specifically for this house.” It’s mostly hand-crafted, but some of the detail work is done on a 3-D printer.
The seller will personalize it to suit your family’s tastes, and this is certain to be a Halloween heirloom you cherish for years to come — if you have $1,500 to spend on it!