This wonderfully large die-cut wreath is a very special Advent Calendar. It resembles the large die-cuts created in Germany ages ago. The expert cutting and superb high embossing make this ever the more special. And, right in the center is a large red fabric bow! (The ribbon may need a little fluffing on arrival).
Santa, toys and gifts, children and angels are featured on each daily door. Inside, you'll find a special picture. Unlike other advent calendars, this one does not specify the order in which you are to open each door. So, you and the kiddies can decide just how you to open them - in order, every other one, random, etc.
Right in the middle is the 24th and last one (Christmas Eve) in the center of bell - larger than the rest of the doors. Because the calendar features Santa, this calendar is perfect for people who celebrate just about any kind of yuletide.
The wreath is completely made by hand of sturdy hard paper and measures about 15 inches wide and about 16-1/2 inches high. It will make a lovely wall or an indoor entrance way or door decoration for the holidays.
In Germany and other European countries, Advent, the four weeks before Christmas has been observed for many years. The word Advent means Coming and is a time to contemplate the coming of Jesus Christ.
Of course, if you do not celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, this calendar will still be fun as the door images are secular. As this is in it's original packaging, we're not quite sure what might be hiding behind each door, so if you are in doubt, it's probably better to choose different Advent Calendar.
The Advent calendar is one of the many German customs: one that has carried over to North America. Some calendars are large Christmas pictures with twenty-four small paper windows cut into them. Every day, children (of all ages) in the family open a window to find a little picture of an angel, a toy, a candle, etc. and when the last window is opened, it most often shows the nativity symbolizing the birth of Jesus.
Today there are also many non-religious calendars available as well as combinations of the two, often featuring both Jesus and Santa.
Young and old alike will marvel at the simple pleasure of opening each window, anticipation building as nearer the date you arrive! You might consider sprinkling some German Glass Glitter
or Old Timey Natural Mica Glitter
on your calendar for a special Old World Look.
Advent Calendars are re-usable, so start a new family tradition this year!