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Christmas Crate: Pair the Skillmatics Advent Calendar with other cozy activities for kids!

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Oct 20, 2022

When it comes to filling the Christmas Crate, look no further than our Advent Calendar. With 24 boxes to open each day leading up to Christmas morning, the calendar also comes with a cardboard Christmas tree that your child can add decorations to each day. Hiding in the boxes are stickers for your creative kid to put to use decorating the Christmas tree –– 20 sets, in fact. That leaves four boxes, each of which include a unique, holiday-themed card game!

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