This impressive German advent calendar is extra large at 21.5" tall x almost 17" wide! The motif is a sweet depiction of German elves, woodland animals and angels in the four seasons of the year. The door to Dec. 24th is nestled in the base of a large snow covered pine tree. A snowman holds a candle shining light upon the small door.
Fritz Baumgarten, a prolific illustrator of German children's books, originally drew this charming scene.
His work first appeared on Advent Calendars in the 1950's and he has become one of the classics.
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
This advent calendar has glitter accents, is printed on both sides (only one side has doors, same design both sides) and has a hole at the top for hanging.
Dimensions: 21.5" tall by 16.75" wide
Crafted in Germany
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.
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