This beautifully detailed large advent calendar depicts Christmas in Seiffen, nestled in the heart of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) region of Germany. Seiffen is well known for it's Christmas wood crafts including Nutcrackers, Pyramids and Schwibbogen (wooden candle arches). The scene shows a larger than life nutcracker and Christmas Pyramid with Weihnacht vendors offering their delightful wooden crafts. The Kirche von Seiffen (Church of Seiffen) is situated in the background.
The detailed picture has 24 little doors to open. Each door has a little picture behind it. The tradition is to open one door each day from December 1 thru December 24. Children love to open a door a day as they count down to Christmas.
Does Not come with candy or chocolate and does NOT have glitter accents
Dimensions: 15" by 10.5"
Crafted in Germany
Original art by: Günter Hildebrandt
Tradition of the Advent Calendar
The tradition of the advent calendar dates back to 1851 in the Protestant parts of Germany. The first advent calendar with little doors was printed in the early 1900's and continues today.