The first known Advent Calendar was produced by hand around 1851 in Germany. Mainly a Protestant tradition, chalk-lines were ticked off as the days grew closer to Christmas. The first Advent Calendars didn't have windows to open. These were added early in the 20th century.
This lovely reprint of a vintage 1950s Advent calendar. The Christmas Story is on the back of door 24 (but don't tell!). Then, on Christmas Eve, you open both doors and before you, a scene of angels is revealed for all to behold. 24. On Christmas Eve both doors can be opened and a scene of Angels will reveal.
Place your advent calendar in front of a light source for the windows to illuminate as you open each one, enhancing the old-world charm of this special holiday tradition. The calendar measures
Young and old alike will marvel at the simple pleasure of opening each window, anticipation building as nearer the date you arrive! This calendar has been hand-glittered in the traditional manner.
Advent Calendars are re-usable, so start a new family tradition this year!