One day left in Oxfam eBay auction of world’s most unique advent calendar

Date: 25th November 2015 | Category: News

The countdown is well and truly running for final bids in a very special eBay auction to raise money for Oxfam. The top bidder will secure a set of 25 unique hand finished boxes, each filled with a remarkable handcrafted gift, that form a one-of-a-kind advent calendar. The boxes have been created by many of the world’s leading artists and craftsmen and women for this extraordinary project, organised by international courier ParcelHero.
25 well-known craftsmen and women, famous for their arts and crafts blogs across the globe, have donated their time and skills to create this amazing collection. The top designers include Matt Jones, Jenny Barnett Rohrs, Hilary Pullen and Pablo Ientile. With the eBay auction set to finish on Thursday, only one person can own this remarkable and highly collectable unique work of art.
ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks, explains: ‘This October, 25 identical plain wooden boxes arrived at ParcelHero HQ and we set about shipping them to artists and craft bloggers around the world, via our network of couriers, with one simple challenge: turn them into something spectacular.’
Says David: ‘All these craftsmen and women gave their time and materials free of charge to raise money for Oxfam this Christmas. And in our wildest dreams no one at ParcelHero could have predicted the variety and quality of the completed advent boxes that came back to us, from artists across the UK, Europe and the USA.
‘The boxes have varied from shaker-style simplicity to ornate and lavish creations, and the gifts inside range from unique fridge magnets, wooden spacemen and picture frames to a complete miniature dolls house. You can see images of these exclusive works of art in our ParcelHero Advent Calendar blog.’
David adds: ‘The bidding stops at 5pm on Thursday and we can’t wait to see how much we have raised for Oxfam through this unique project. This is undoubtedly the most unique and inspired advent calendar ever created; but sadly only one person can own it..’
Oxfam’s Partnerships Manager Peter Hall has been 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. Let's hope they raise loads of funds to help Oxfam end poverty sooner! Happy bidding!’
For your chance to own this once in a generation Christmas calendar place your bid at

Enjoyed this? Why not share it?

Leave a comment

Tell us your thoughts below.

Want to leave a comment on this blog post? Please login below, or register.

Login to your account

Sorry, there have been no comments on this blog post yet - why not be the first to leave your opinion?

169 issue

169 issueHappy holidays: Beautiful patterns for sunny adventures

Grab our button!
Inside Crochet Magazine

Show your support for Inside Crochet Magazine by adding a button to your website. Simple copy and paste the HTML code below onto your website:

Join our newsletter

Join our newsletter to keep up-to-date with Inside Crochet and receive exclusive content – straight to your inbox!

Join our newsletter →
Get the digital download

Inside Crochet - get the digital downloadRead Inside Crochet magazine on the go anywhere in the world with our digital downloads. Available now for iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Blackberry, Windows 8 & Surface!
Download now →