Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Christmas Advent Calendar

So at Sunday dinner Melanie was talking about how she found the avon advent (is it an advent calendar if it doesn't have candy in it?) calendar on Ebay that their family had growing up and she bought one, and I decided that I wanted one too. My family had the same calendar to count down until Christmas and Steve had it too so I thought it would be especially cool to have one since we both had it growing up. So I went on to ebay, found the calendar and then did the make an offer option to buy my very own. It ended up being 22.80 with shipping and handling, I think I probably could have gotten it for 20.80 but oh well. I paid less than the guy was asking, and less than their starting auction bid if I was to buy it from the store that way. It should come in a couple of days!! I am super excited to have a family tradition for our little family that we both grew up with, and think it was totally worth the money I spent on it! If you are interested in buying one I got it from the seller twiceirish511 or search for "Vintage Avon Christmas Countdown Calendar with Mouse"

Picture from http://www.crwflags.com/page0383.html who also sells the calendar, they say its $10 plus at least $7 for shipping, and their slightly confusing page made it look an additional $7.50 for paying with your credit card... not sure though, so that could be a cheaper route to go...

15 comments:

Leserlee said...

LOL. And I got to move the mouse on my birthday.

dacjohns said...

I forgot all about this calendar. I probably still have it with all my Christmas decorations. You could have gotten it for free. :) Oh well. Any of you other girls interested in it if I find if?

Amanda said...

dacjohns: i know this is random, as i am not a regular user of this site, but if you have the 1987 Avon Advent Calendar, I would love to have it! I would gladly send you shipping as well! (Really, I think we only need the mouse, but the whole thing would be good as well!

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kari, I was doing a Google search to see if my calendars were still showing up and came across your blog.

Thanks much for mentioning the Avon Christmas calendar here. I still sell them on eBay, so if anyone wants one, please contact me.

Here's a link to my store:

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/TwiceIrish-Flags-and-More__W0QQ_armrsZ1

Also wanted you to know that you got a great deal ;), they usually sell for $30 or more.

Regards,
Shirley
TwiceIrish511

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Anonymous said...

I had the Avon Advent Calendar when my kids were young. I packed it away when they all grew up and now I have grandchildren and would love them to have it, however I can not seem to find it. I am sadened. I tried finding one on-line and can only find one on ebay for $40. If anyone knows where I can find one cheaper, please let me know. THANK YOU

64389016-2df1-11e2-9a84-000f20980440 said...

12/13/12

Hi, just wanted anyone who is reading this to know that my original distributor found another supply of the Vintage Mouse calendars. I'll be selling them on eBay as soon as I receive them which should be within 3 or 4 weeks.

Shirley - TwiceIrish511 on eBay

Thanks for the mention!

Amanda Kessling said...

I am! Amanda.kessling@yahoo.com

Amanda Kessling said...

I can't find you on ebay. My email is Amanda.kessling@yahoo.com please contact me!

Amanda Kessling said...

I can't find you on ebay. My email is Amanda.kessling@yahoo.com please contact me!

Lisa Nelson said...

Would really love to find one for my 30 year old son. I got rid of ours after 25 years. He was really upset and now us married and starting his own family. Ln508@aol.com

Lisa Nelson said...

Would really love to find one for my 30 year old son. I got rid of ours after 25 years. He was really upset and now us married and starting his own family. Ln508@aol.com

Sane said...

i am looking to buy one, please email me. sane2punk@gmail.com thanks!

Kelly said...

Just looking for the mouse :)

Shmeath said...

I am looking to buy one and I can't get the link to work. Do you have any? heather.blodgett@yahoo.com