The countdown to Christmas just wouldn't be the same without an advent calendar. And whilst we all love the chocolate that comes with them, why not opt for something a little bit different this year? Designed right here in the UK by Claire Close, this 'advent tree' will provide hours and hours of creative, interactive fun, and is made for the whole family to enjoy until the end of the holiday season. It is printed in black and white on to high quality paper and all ready to be coloured-in, section by section and number by number right up until the magical 24th... And after that? Unlike most traditional advent calendars that end up in the bin, there's no taking this one down (and there's no putting it in the dustbin, either). Far too special to throw away, it's an advent calendar, a Christmas decoration and a fun little colouring-in activity that will bring back special memories for years. It comes in two life-like sizes - large £10 (4ft or approximately 129cm tall) or giant £12 (6ft or approximately 183cm tall). And the best bit? It can be personalised at no extra cost with your child's or family's name - or whatever message you wish: The tree is also available without the numbers, so it can be coloured in before being proudly displayed on the wall (what a fun and festive afternoon activity!) Claire has recently created extra sticker sets for £10 each that can be coloured in too, and used for extra decorations. In addition to the trees, we're also loving these cracker kits, £14.95 each. Containing everything you need to create your own crackers, including 6 cracker cases (cut and ready to colour in, fold and assemble), 6 cracker snaps, 6 tissue paper party hats, 6 tags for personalising, 12 lengths of white ribbon and even a sheet of cracker jokes, you can choose and add your own toys - so no more fighting over nasty nail clippers or springy egg cups! Claire's whole range is available on Notonthehighstreet.com. So with 13 days to go until 1st December (can you tell we're excited), why not pop over and have a look?