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December 21, 2015

Adventurous Taiji Advent Calendars

Taiji Adventurous Advent Calendar

For those of you who grew up with holiday advent calendars, it’s unlikely you’ve forgotten the precious payload hidden behind those flimsy numbered doors. The fact that each chocolate morsel was likely to be old and stale was more than offset by the license to eat chocolate at 7 in the morning! In recent years, advent calendars have made somewhat of a comeback, but not in their traditional form. Ever since some wag noticed that they have the same number of compartments as a flat of beer (24), they’ve been bearing gifts of all description. In addition to sudsy advent calendars, there are ones that feature wine, tea, beauty products, Lego, jewelry and more. There are even advent calendars for dogs, cats and, one would have to assume, birds too. (But can they open them in sequence?)

What’s all this got to do with Taiji Brand Group? Well, Taiji Designer Nadja Penaluna recently wondered out loud: “If money was no object, what would you like to see featured in your very own advent calendar?” Hmmm. Money no object? It didn’t take long for the Taiji gang to conjure ideas for some very adventurous advent calendars. Here’s what we all had to say, starting with Nadja’s notion:

  • Nadja: A giant advent cheese wheel filled with 24 different cheeses from around the world.
  • Jenny: 24 days at a stunning ocean-side retreat. Each day brings a new book to read, great yoga classes, exceptional food and peaty scotch.
  • Alice: An Apple a day! Kidding. Just one Apple — an iPad Pro with pencil.
  • Claire: 24 tickets to museums and art galleries all over the world (with open airfare, of course).
  • Caroll:  24 visits to interesting coffee shops in cities I have always wanted to visit such as Kyoto, New Orleans, Brisbane … and so on.
  • Wayne: “24 and there’s so much more. Give me things that don’t get lost. I need someone to love me the whole day through.” (Thanks Neil Young!)
  • Patti: 24 all-expenses-paid visits with each of my friends and family members who live out of town.
  • Zachariah: 24 all-expenses-paid trips for me and 5 of my friends to go rock climbing at all the premier climbing areas around the world.
  • Linda: 24 more years of health and happiness and a lot of cash to spend with my family!
  • Nigel: 24 vintage electric guitars. If one of them is a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst, I won’t be too picky about the rest.
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