Maybe you remember how exciting it was as a kid to open that little door each day on the advent calendar. Or, perhaps you have one in your house each year at Christmas time for your own kids. Well now, you can enjoy the same holiday tradition on your mobile device with a couple of nifty advent calendar apps.
For creating your own advent calendar
Advent App from Traumtraum UG is a new way to enjoy opening those doors. You can create and share your own advent calendar with some really flexible options. To begin, you just select the date on the calendar and then add a neat surprise. You can enter text to display a sweet holiday message, add a photo of something cute, choose a cool YouTube video, or pick out a silly GIF.
You can edit your calendar at any time, which is nice because you do not have to complete the whole thing before Dec. 1. Sending your calendar to a friend or family member is as simple as entering their email address. You can create and view calendars for free, but sending them to others will require an in-app purchase per calendar of $0.99 and includes unlimited sending. Here is a preview of Advent App and just click here if you cannot see the video:
For some fun and games
In a different styled offering of the advent calendar is 25 Days of Christmas from AppChocolate. This app is its own advent calendar popping up a treat for you each day in December leading up to Christmas. The attractive winter wonderland that holds the doors comes alive when you tap your date. You will then be presented with a daily mini game, from crumbling cookies to throwing snowballs, you never know what the day will bring.
The app offers Game Center support for even more fun. This way you can earn achievements, climb the leaderboards, and challenge your friends for some added enjoyment. You can even go back and replay those games you enjoy or to get a better score.
25 Days of Christmas is a cheerful, festive advent calendar app with a fun surprise for you each day. It is designed for iPhone and iPad, is available for free on the App Store, and is ad-supported.
Jolly holiday apps
Depending on your style, both of these advent calendar apps will bring surprises and treats as you patiently wait for Santa’s sleigh to arrive for Christmas. Whether it’s a cool, clever calendar to share with your loved ones or a fun, merry game to play yourself, these apps will put you in a happy holiday mood.
For more holiday stories, take a look at AppAdvice’s ultimate accessory gift guide for guys and Apple publishes a Christmas ad featuring Stevie Wonder and Andra Day.