The first known Advent Calendar was produced by hand around 1851 in Germany. Originally 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.
Our enchanting panoramic reproduction advent calendar of the village of Old Stuttgart measures approximately 23 inches wide and 8-1/2 inches high. As you open the calendar, the three-dimensional scene of a festive winter town unfolds miraculously!
Place your Old Stuttgart Advent Calendar in front of a light source for the windows to illuminate, enhancing the old-world charm of this hand- glittered old fashioned specialty.
Young and old alike will marvel at the simple pleasure of opening each window, anticipation building as nearer you arrive at that Christmas date! This calendar is not glittered, so you may choose to add a hint of mica glitter flakes or glass glitter to reflect your holiday lights.
Advent calendars are re-usable year after year, so start a new family tradition this year!