Photo Advent Calendar with Kinder Chocolate Review **

We love Advent Calendars and what more….we also love chocolates, so you can imagine that Christmas time is one of our most favourite time of the year as we love our Chocolate Advent Calendars.  There are lots of different types of Advent Calendars being sold in the market from Gin themed calendars, beauty-themed calendars,  to even candle themed advent calendars, the prices for these can range from just a couple of quid to a hefty £100+ each depending on what you pick.  But why pick the same old, uninspiring and standard off-the-shelf advent calendar, when you can design a personalised photo calendar at a similar or lower cost?  In this post, we feature and review FotoInsight’s photo advent calendar with kinder chocolate on our site.




If you head to FotoInsight’s website, there are lots of different types of photo calendars you can pick from such as fill your own photo calendar, photo advent calendar with Ferrero chocolates as well as photo advent calendar with Kinder chocolates both in portrait and landscape design. You are also able to personalise the advent calendar by adding text, choosing your special photo and even adding a design template to the image to make it look more festive.


We picked the large personalised photo advent calendar with chocolate surprises kinder chocolate, Kinder Country, Kinder Bueno and kinder chocolate Bons as both our kids love Kinder Chocolates and to be frank so do we adults. The whole process was super easy, all we had to do was picked our favourite family photo and then head to Foto Insight’s website, pick our choice of calendar then upload the photo. It was that easy.


There are two sizes for this product, the 30×21×3.5 cm or the 48×36×3.5 cm which is the XXL size…. we, of course, opted for the XXL size. Our order did not take long to arrive, it was well packed and came undamaged.  The box was made with good quality cardboard and the photo came with a silk matte finish and was lovely…as you can see both my kids were beaming when they saw the advent calendar for the first time. For the benefit of our readers …we had a cheeky peak to see how the chocolates were presented. Of course…no chocolates were eaten in the making of this post….we will adhere to the strict advent calendar rule and wait for the 1st of December to sample the chocolates.


What did we think?

  • It is a fabulous way to celebrate memories or experiences which you have experienced in that year
  • The advent calendar is not your traditional off the shelf design, you can personalise it by adding text, choosing the photo and designing the layout as well
  • It is a great gift idea and surprise for the receiver and they know you have gone the extra mile for them
  • You can choose your favourite chocolate such as Ferrero chocolate or Kinder chocolate or even the standard chocolate, depending on your budget.
  • The photo is professionally reproduced in superb print quality
  • This is a cool present for Godparents to get their Godchild / Godchildren
  • Our only qualm is that we would have liked it if we could reuse the Advent calendar again for next year as we don’t want to dispose of the beautiful box.  It would have been great if FotoInsight had some sort of a clip instead of the traditional perforated cutout so that it can be reused for many years in the future.


How much does the photo calendar cost?

They can cost anywhere from £7.49 for a standard photo Advent calendar to £31 for a large personalise photo calendar, and sizes range from A4 to XXL.  Our calendar which we have featured in this blog post cost £24.99. You can order a similar one for yourself here.



About Advent Calendars

When did it start? 

The tradition dates to the mid-19th century, when German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas. The First Printed Advent Calendars Gerhard Lang is widely considered the producer of the first printed Advent calendar in the early 1900s.


What is an Advent calendar?

Consecutive doors are opened every day leading up to Christmas, beginning on the start of the Advent season (1 December). Often the doors are distributed across the calendar in no particular order. Little surprises are kept inside the door from candles, chocolates, little toys, notes etc.


About FotoInsight

FotoInsight Ltd was founded in Cambridge in 2003. The online photo service FotoInsight prints pictures and personalized gift ideas with photos, such as personalized photo calendars and photo books. In 2010, FotoInsight introduced the first photo Advent calendar. With a steady growth in the photo book and photo calendar offering, the online printer has expanded its range of personalized Advent calendars year by year.


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** This is a collaborative post



  1. November 12, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    What a cool idea! I really like how your photo advent turns out. I’m obsessed with advent calendar and this looks so fun. I’m going to check on this one.

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 13, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Hope you do, its something so different and unique and we love it and can’t wait to start on it

  2. Alexandra
    November 12, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    A photo advent calendar is such a lovely idea! And kinder chocolate inside of it?! Even better!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 13, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Absolutely!! So personalised and so much fun to open especially for little ones

  3. November 13, 2018 / 9:51 am

    I love the idea of photo calender and it cost quite affortable, only £7.49. It create great memory for the whole family.

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 13, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Exactly! Its so cheap and you get something unique and personalised at the same time.

  4. Monidipa Dutta
    November 13, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Wow, these are lovely. These will remain as memories. I wish I could get some too.

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 14, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Well do head to their website (Link above) and you can order yourself one too

  5. November 13, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Lovely family and lovely picture, well achieved – a great example of a photo Advent calendar!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 14, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed reading the post Catalina and thank you for the calendar, we can’t wait for 1st December now

  6. November 14, 2018 / 2:25 am

    wow, is everyone doing an advent calendar now? this looks cool!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 14, 2018 / 7:32 am

      Yes, we have been for years now, its so common, there are different themed ones for mums, dads and teens as well

  7. November 14, 2018 / 3:11 am

    Aww. This is really cute. I think it makes a perfect present for Xmas. A lovely card and chocolate all in one. Cannot ask for a better combo.

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 14, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Yes it is so special and personalised and the receiver would be thinking about you each time they open a box

  8. Preet
    November 14, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Oh wow, This is such an amazing advent calendar. I love the idea of kinder joy. My kids would absolutely love this.

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 14, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Yes we are certain they would Preet! It is such a cool idea and so personalised as well

  9. November 14, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    It’s so big! And love it that it can be personalised. What a fabulous little treat for the family

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 14, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you and yes it is a great treat, the kids are so excited and yes, its as big as our boy

  10. November 15, 2018 / 11:12 am

    What a fab idea! I love the fact that this can be personalised – it would make such a lovely gift x

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 15, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Yes it certainly would Stephanie

  11. November 15, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    What a fantastic idea! We will be doing the reversed or inversed Advent Calendar this year, but this is a great idea to gift my Godson!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 15, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Its a fab gift for godkids, we totally second that. Reversed advent calendar sounds like something everyone should do as well. Giving back to society and those in need

  12. November 16, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    What a fantastic idea, I think this is the first time I have seen an advent calendar that you can place your ow photo on! My kids would love the kinder chocolate and the prices seem fair for a personalised product too!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 17, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Yes it is not that often you find an advent calendar where you can choose to personalise it

  13. November 16, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Such an adorable Advent calendar. Love that it has a family picture on it. Plus Kinder chocolates are so tasty

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 17, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Yes who does not love kinder? Our kids love them all year round

  14. November 16, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    What a unique and fantastic idea for an advent calendar! And with decent chocolate inside too, that’s amazing! I so want to get one!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 17, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Hope you do Sarah, great calendar with great quality chocolates!

  15. November 16, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    This sounds amazing, a great way to have a unique and fun advent calendar!

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 17, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Yes definitely, we love photos and this calendar is extra special

  16. November 17, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Advent calendars never seize to amazing me now with the wide range they have on offer. I love the idea of using your own photo and filling it with Ferraro Roche’s they are my favourite

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 17, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      We plan to make another calendar soon with the Ferraro Roche chocolates as well

  17. November 18, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Aww, this is fab! Oscar loves Kinder Chocolate, so he’d most definitely appreciate this calendar 🙂

    Louise x

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 18, 2018 / 2:33 pm

      Yes the calendar is so unique and different to the ones you find in the supermarkets

  18. November 18, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    How cute is that! I just bought my grandson an Advent Calendar. Yes, the chocolate is so yummy in these calendars. But how cute is this one that you mention done with you family photos.. I love the personal touch it gives.

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 19, 2018 / 9:35 am

      We love anything that is personalised as its not common and unique, glad you liked our review Tina

  19. November 18, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Now this is something I havent seen before! I love how unique it is and how it combines a really delicious chocolate with a personalised element! xxx

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 19, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Absolutely and we totally love it, we are actually counting down to 1st December to start opening these calendars

  20. Fatima
    November 18, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    It’s great to know about the history of the advent calendar. I wasn’t aware that this idea was introduced in the 18th centrury

    • yeahlifestyle
      November 19, 2018 / 9:34 am

      We tend to forget how things originate so I was curious to find out about it too

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