Here’s a clutch of online advent calendars – traditional, innovative or alternative – for those who still enjoy the day-to-day door-opening treat that these things bring. Hey no really! One has films from around Europe even. UPDATED 7/12
Boston Globe Hubble telescope photos
Last year’s was sublime, and I’ve just found the 2010 edition. A breath-taking photo from the cosmos each day.
Tate the cat
For about the last ten years Penny Schenk has produced delightful, warm-hearted advent calendar stories featuring Tate the cat. This year she’s giving us something a little different: Limericks for Cats & Other Animals. (You will learn the names of many cheeses.)
Another long running project, each year a Bristol based curation of short films and animations is presented in a 24-day format, with offerings from schools, community groups and art organisations – this year picked from entries submitted from the UK, Italy, Lithuania amongst others. Electric December 2010 (Discipline needed to watch one-a-day, as all 24 on tap now.)
Last year’s offering had a load of vintage pictures and interesting information, and tied in with local events. Liverpool Museums 2010
Plus – nice stuff from previous years:
Hubble Space Telescope – Beautiful photos of cosmic and stellar phenomenon.
New York Carver – Medieval Christmas stories, legends and images from the Middle Ages.
Woodlands Junior School – Discover fascinating facts about how Christmas is celebrated in countries around the World.
Penelope Illustration – Each day’s bauble leads to a different illustrator’s contribution.
Tate gallery 2007