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Advent Calendars

UK's leading supplier of Premium DIY Self-Fill Empty Advent Calendar Gift Boxes- fill with Chocolates or Wax Melts.

These Luxury empty "fill it yourself" Advent calendars are ideal for products ranging from chocolates, wax melts, pet treats, mini jars or other small items. Be creative and offer something unique this Christmas.

You may not know but the process of marking off days using a calendar is believed to have started in Germany with the use of chalk marks in the home or the lighting of candles to count down the days leading to Christmas.

The first printed calendars also originated in Germany and were popularised when a newspaper offered a free gift, before being refined by their inventor Gerhard Lang to include the well-known card doors we still see today. 

We are now proud to offer 10 different options for a self fill advent calendar and if you want to go further we can help either personalise our off the shelf advent calendar or design a custom advent calendar to your specification. 

The Premium Deluxe Advent Calendar Range

The concept behind the Premium Deluxe advent calendar range is to offer true luxury in a premium folding carton style. Available with the choice of three inner boxes to create your own advent.

The nostalgic Christmas Shop scene which embodies the traditional festive shopfront full of colour, warmth and the innocence of childhood anticipation; and the Snow in the Park advent which presents a slightly more uncluttered, spiritual representation of Christmas with the focal point being the warmth and hope of the beautifully lit centrally located Christmas Tree.

Within this range, we've now added our latest design, the Christmas Wreath advent and Glitter circle. These playful, modern designs offer depth and a really warm, vibrant festive feel through rich colours. Featuring a laminated feel with foiled numbers.

New riser plinth for advents to lift your contents up closer to the advent window

For those who need the vac-forme to sit a little higher - for instance, when placing thinner chocolates, candied fruits or shallower gifts such as jewellery or wax melts - we've added a riser plinth. This plinth is 7mm in-depth and can be added beneath the vac-forme tray in the Deluxe advents only (not the light range) to lift it up and make it easier for customers to retrieve the contents.

The Premium Light Advent Calendar Range

With an emphasis on light-weight packaging, and a need to offer advent calendars at different price points, we've now introduced the Premium Light Advent Calendar range with three fantastic, playful designs in the range to kick things off.

There's the fun Santa's Sleigh design featuring a white foiled design against a bold, festive red background; and the elegant and minimal Snowflake design which uses a bright metallic foil onto a simple white or kraft background.

These foiled advents are produced using a slightly lighter weight card (still of fantastic quality we must add!) The result is a lighter weight advent which we can deliver at a lower price giving you the chance to target a children's market, diversify the products you use the advent for - or simply make a better margin! This design has been particularly popular for the wax melt market but also works well as a chocolate advent calendar.

NEW 12 Day Advent Calendars:

Unique 12-day countdown advent calendars are ready to be filled with whatever delicious or exciting products you wish. Supplied with a vac-formed insert tray with 12 cavities, each cavity measures approx. 33x30x20mm. This is a truly exceptional Christmas countdown gift packaging item, ideal for higher value gifts such as wax melts or premium chocolate truffles, or for creating a lower price point calendar this festive season.

NEW Giant Advent Calendars:

Our new Premium self-fill giant advent calendar is ideal for 42g mini glass jars. Fill with jars of jams, honey, chutney or 1oz wax melt pots. The advents are supplied flat with buffer sided vac-forme insert tray supplied separately. Each compartment in the vac-forme insert tray is designed to fit small, 1oz pots, or 42g Mini glass jars of height 40mm and diameter 43mm.

NEW for 2021 - 3D Christmas House Advent:

New to Meridian- Self Fill Empty 3D Advent Calendar House. Our self- fill empty 3D Advent Calendars in the shape of a Christmas house are the ideal way to package wax melts, chocolates, truffles or premium gifts this Christmas.
Available in two festive designs- Colourful Traditional Ski Chalet with a snow-capped roof or the super cute Candy Cane Christmas house with a pink and turquoise print.

NEW for 2021- Triangular Shaped Advent Calendar:

Self-Fill Triangle Shaped Christmas Advent Calendar with 25 x mini boxes to 'Fill Yourself' in a modern festive Christmas design. Supplied with 25 x individual mini triangle-shaped gift boxes (products to be a max of 34mm diameter -each mini triangle carton is 60 x 60 x 30mm depth) Fill the min boxes with chocolates, truffles, wax melts, fudge or other small gift products

Now You Can Send Your Advents By Post:

By popular demand, we've now introduced a new 12 and 24 Advent Postal Outer (mail order box) to fit the advent calendars (or the 12/24 choc buffer boxes in our Premium Gift Box range). We also have a giant advent postal outer. So now you can offer single advent calendars for delivery as a Royal Mail PIP Small parcel.