Imported German Advent Calendars and Holiday Greeting Cards
Advent calendars are the classic way to anticipate Christmas. While Advent’s start date fluctuates, all our calendars begin on December 1st and run through Christmas. Chocolate free, our calendars let you count down the days without counting the calories.
When selecting your Advent calendar, don’t choose a cheap knock-off. Go with one imported directly from the country where they were invented: Germany.
All the Advent calendars for sale from German Steins are real, European-made items imported straight from Germany.
Advent calendars first originated in Germany in the 19th century. Early calendars consisted of 24 candles, 24 small pictures hung up on the wall, 24 painted chalk strokes on the door, or wreaths with 24 decorated boxes or bags hanging from them. They quickly gained in popularity. Our calendars come as large, flat sheets with little doors for each day and innovative 3-D calendars you can stand on a table or desk.
In addition to their Advent calendar, many Germans also set up an Advent wreath, typically a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles, or occasionally five, with a white candle placed in the center. One candle is lit on each of the four Sundays proceeding Christmas.
Send Christmas Cheer with Lovely, Vintage German Gift Cards
Our selection of German Christmas cards offer your choice of reprinted vintage designs. Use them as Holiday cards to spread German Christmas cheer or attach them to gifts for an extra special wrap.
We even have Christmas cards which double as Advent calendars, great to send to family and friends who may not be able to find a real, German Advent calendar for sale near their home.