December 16

Every child has a calender with 24 small “doors” to open, one for every day in December until Christmas. There are of course many different types of calenders, but the most popular is the one connected to the daily episode of a Christmas story in TV.

Profit from the sale of this calender, called Børnenes U-landskalender 2011 (the children´s U land calender) is always used for supporting children in developing countries. This year the money goes to a project for children in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

I don´t have any calender to show you, instead I will show you a calender for grown ups, a kind of December lottery. Every day has a secret symbol hidden behind some gray “rubber”. If one gets the right numbers of santa claus or christmastrees or another symbol, a price has been won. At the 24, the result will show if this buy was an extraordinary good one, or just a paying to be entertained.

6 comments so far

  1. Scott Thomas Photography on

    It is a wonder the states in the US haven’t locked on to this idea to sell more lottery tickets/calendars. I’d buy one.

    • Giiid on


      This lottery is one among many, sold by “Danske spil” (Danish games), which is the Danish national lottery. The money are used to support many different activities, as elite and amateur sport, scouts, volunteer leaders, musicians, school children and many other groups.

  2. montucky on

    That has brought back a memory from many, many years ago when I saw a calendar something like that here, but not connected to a lottery.

    • Giiid on

      Photos are very good at bringing back memories in less than a second. Some of the things we remember would probably have been forgotten, if they haven´t been photographed.

  3. milkayphoto on

    A very interesting take on the Advent calendar!

    • Giiid on

      Yes, especially if one gets a prize. 🙂

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