World’s most unique advent calendar sells for charity

25 leading international artists and crafters collaborated on a one-of-a-kind advent calendar to raise money for Oxfam this Christmas.

An exciting eBay auction to secure a set of 25 unique hand-finished boxes, each filled with a remarkable handcrafted gift, closed yesterday with the winning bidder securing this one-off advent calendar for £360. Some of the world’s leading designers, artists and makers pooled their talents for this extraordinary project, organised by international courier ParcelHero.

25 high-profile craftsmen and women, well-known for their arts and crafts blogs across the globe, donated their time and skills to create this amazing collection: including Matt Jones, Jenny Barnett Rohrs, Hilary Pullen and Pablo Ientile.

ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks, says: ‘This is undoubtedly the most unique and inspired advent calendar ever created; but sadly only one person can own it! Huge congratulations to the winning bidder. It was an exciting auction and a remarkable project. We’re delighted that £360 will be going to Oxfam this Christmas thanks to the extraordinary generosity of these talented craftsmen and women.’

Continued David: ‘In our wildest dreams no one at ParcelHero could have predicted the variety and quality of the completed advent boxes. You can see images of these exclusive works of art in our ParcelHero Advent Calendar blog. Having delivered the original plain boxes to the artists and picked up the astonishing finished items from addresses across the UK, Europe and America, we now have one final calendar delivery to make today, presenting the set to the lucky top bidder! ’

Oxfam’s Partnerships Manager Peter Hall was overwhelmed by the response to ParcelHero’s campaign. He says: ‘Oxfam gives a massive thankyou to every artist who has taken part. These advent boxes will help change lives. We are so impressed with the amount of effort and creativity that has gone into these creations!’

You can find full details of this unique project at: 

For more information please contact David Jinks, Head of PR, on or by phone on 0208 7584962 (07772 055748 out of office hours)

Leading international online courier ParcelHero® strategically partners with the world's leading  logistics companies, including DHL, UPS and DPD, to provide a flexible, cost-effective range of parcel delivery services to over 220 countries worldwide. Huge bulk purchasing power allows ParcelHero® to offer highly competitive pricing with no compromise in service quality.




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