This was the first advent calendar published after WW II and was promoted by President Eisenhower. This German village panorama Christmas calendar is based on a 1946 drawing. The snow covered town includes a Book Store (Buchhandlung), Toy Store (Spielwaren), Post Office, Lamp Store, (Lampen) Florist (Blumen) Church (Kirche), School (Schule), Kasperl Theater (a famous puppet well known in Germany & Austria), Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt), Art Store (Kunst Gewerbe) and Bakery (Bäckeri).
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
Has Glitter Accents
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.
Dimensions: 27" by 8.5"
Crafted in Germany