Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Product: Wentworth Advent Calendar Puzzle
Age Range: 3 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Count down the days to Christmas with our fun and engaging ‘stand-up’ jigsaw. Make the age-old ritual of the advent calendar part of your loved ones’ cherished Christmas memories with this charming wooden keepsake.
Review: I love the idea of reusable advent calendars that you cherish & get out every December as part of your Christmas traditions. This Wentworth Puzzle is a beautiful example of this, and it is really lovely.
The main part of the puzzle has 26 great quantity wooden pieces, in all sorts of weird & wonderful pieces- including some Christmas themed “whimsies” – the special shaped pieces that Wentworth puzzles are famed for.
The finished puzzle depicts a Christmas scene with people playing in the snow, a Nativity scene in one corner, and fir trees covered in Christmas decorations. The more you look at the puzzle the more small details you spot. theres a gingerbread house, a fly away helium balloon, and an ice skater taking a tumble.
In addition to the 26 piece puzzle, you get 24 stand up pieces that slot into small holes in the puzzle. Each of these pieces is festive-themed with numbers for each day of the Christmas countdown. For each day of the Advent period, you slot the corresponding piece into the corresponding hole in the puzzle.
I think the complete calendar is just beautiful; it is so fun & whimsical. It’s really well made – each daily piece slots in perfectly to its designated hole. You get a really nice drawstring cloth bag to store the puzzle pieces in.
I am planning on putting the puzzle together with Georgie and Lydia on the last day of November. We will then keep the advent pieces in the bag, next to the puzzle, so that we can find each days piece and take turns putting it in place.
5 stars for this lovely Christmas puzzle, which will hopefully get used each December for years & years to come.