Welcome to Badgevent

The home of the WORLD'S FIRST Badge-advent Calendar!

Here you'll find all the information you need about our advent calendars, their contents and where to display them! Ready to bag yours?

This year's products...

What's New for '22!

Last year we received loads of great feedback and we’ve been busy behind the scenes making changes to ensure that this year’s calendar is EVEN BETTER than the original!

  • All our boxes now have individual pockets to stop your envelopes getting mixed up in the post and keep your badges safe after opening
  • We’ve swapped activities inside the envelopes for activity cards so you can swap them round AND we’re giving you even more options with an activity card download so you can make your Badgevent adventure even more personal
  • You’ll be able to stand your box up and pop it on display to countdown the days in a really visual way
  • We’ve festified the envelopes to make it all feel more Christmassy
  • We’ve improved the price to make it even more accessible and added Klarna so you can now pay in instalments
  • The 12 day calendar is a new, shorter countdown with individual badges and no activities, giving you even more options

And did we mention we’ve even solved the question of how to sew your badges on?? Order your iron on adhesive for delivery with your calendar!

Iron On

Iron On Badge Adhesive

Got a sewing pile to rival Everest? We’ve found the solution!

We tested all the top adhesives and when none of them lived up to our super-high expectations we went back to the drawing board. After thorough testing we’re super proud to be bringing you a iron on adhesive that’s flexible enough to still sew through (if you want to) and strong enough to withstand the wash.

Simply mark out your design and iron the adhesive to your badge and then get creative attaching it to whatever you like. This super strong and flexible adhesive promises to cut that sewing pile in a jiffy, and the best bit? No one will be able to tell the difference! It’s going to be our worst-kept secret ;)

The Iron on Adhesive is now in stock! Please click the button below to grab yours now :)

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Your questions

Where will you attach your badges?

Some people like to have a separate blanket for their Christmas badges which we think is a great idea but some other suggestions from our customers include a festive cushion cover or on the back of a festive dressing gown! We've got a variety of options for you to choose from, from blankets to bunting, neckers to pennants. You can now purchase them all here: https://pawprintfamily.com/product-category/merchandise/

How big will the finished 24 day design be?

Please see the individual products for specifications and sizes.

Will my 24 badges fit together straight away?

Yes! If you're purchasing a 24-day calendar each badge you open will fit to another that you have already opened. They’re effectively a jigsaw puzzle. We will provide a sewing guide download to help you fit your badges together. The badges in the 12-day calendar DO NOT fit together and are 12 individual designs.

Will the badges be available to buy individually?

No. The only way to get your paws on the Badgevent Calendar badges is in the Badgevent Calendars.

Do I need to buy one calendar for each member of my family/group?

That’s totally up to you. The only way to get the badges is to buy a Badgevent Calendar. If you have 3 children who each want a set of badges then you’ll need 3 calendars. Alternatively, leaders could buy one calendar and sew the badges on to a group blanket or if group members want their own set of badges, leaders can order on behalf of their group or send their young people’s parents/carers a sign-up link to join the festive family.

Are the challenges easy?

Yes! They’re designed to help you get in the festive spirit and spread some Christmas cheer. Some are individual challenges, others to enjoy with family or friends and some will benefit others or your community.

Can we see the challenges before we open our calendar(s) so we can be prepared?

Yes! Every activity will be on a separate card in each pocket of your 24 calendar, meaning you can see them and swap them as you see fit. We will be releasing a standard challenge and equipment list for you to download for free so you can be prepared, along with a set of additional/optional challenges for you to swap in/out as you see fit. There will also be exclusive free downloads to support some of the activity ideas too so keep checking back or join our Badgevent Facebook community, here: www.facebook.com/groups/badgevent2023

Are the calendars suitable for adults and children?

Yes! We believe in adventure for all so the challenges are suitable for all ages although our smallest adventurers will need some adaptation or assistance with some challenges. This year we've created activity cards so you can see and switch any activities as you see fit, with additional activity cards available in an exclusive free download.

How many can I buy?

As many as you require. Please bear in mind that advent calendars are only available while stocks last.. During this time you may purchase as many as you need; leaders can order on behalf of groups and you can get together with friends to save on postage costs.

When can I buy?

Our 2022 Buyers will get the first opportunity to purchase this year's designs in an exclusive pre-order window which opens on Thursday 8th June 2023. Pre-order will then be extended exclusively to our Festive Family (festive email subscribers) later in the year and finally, if there are any calendars left, pre-order will open to the general public at 00.00 on 1st October 2022 and be advertised in our Tribe News email on 1st October at 7.15am.

Can I buy Badgevent products for friends/family?

Absolutely! We'd thoroughly recommend sharing the Badgevent experience with friends and family so you can experience the magic of Badgevent together. As with all our badges resale is against our Terms and Conditions in order to protect the donations to the Pawprint Trust but that doesn't stop you ordering on behalf of a group :)

Will you be able to buy all these designs again in future?

We hope so although we cannot guarantee it. We plan to launch a new 24-day design and a new 12-day set each year and those who order this year’s calendars will get the first opportunity to order next year’s designs.

Is postage and packaging included?

No. As with any of our products postage and packaging is not included. This allows us to keep our product prices as low as possible. Postage will be calculated based on the weight and size of your order and all our postage rates can be found on the Delivery and Returns page.

When will I receive my Badgevent Calendar(s)?

If you're bagging yourself a calendar during our 2022 Buyer or Festive Family pre-order events then your calendar/s will be dispatched on or before 1st November. If you're lucky enough to bag a calendar on general release then your calendar will be sent as soon as possible after 1st November. If you order any other items at the same time as your calendar you order will be placed on hold, as usual, until all items are in stock and ready to dispatch.

Early Bird Access for 2023

Can't wait to get your paws on next year's design?

Along with your Badgevent goodies and exclusive access downloads, every 2022 calendar purchase includes the opportunity to pre-order next year's design before anyone else! We'll be contacting everyone who's lucky enough to bag this year's design with an exclusive pre-order link early in the new year so you can spread the cost of Christmas and ensure you've got next year's design in the bag!

To make sure you're on the mailing list, please opt in to the festive emails by clicking on the link below:

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