This paper German advent calendar depicts an enchanted scene of a Gnome post office in the forest. The gnomes bustle about accepting and loading Christmas packages in their mail sleigh pulled by two squirrels. The sled is overflowing as more packages keep coming! Angels sprinkle stars from above while the winter wildlife gather to feast on a basket of Christmas goodies. The post office is constructed from an old tree hollow and frosted with fresh snow.
Fritz Baumgarten, a prolific illustrator of German children's books, originally drew this charming scene in 1950.
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 and has a small hole punched at the top for hanging.
Dimensions: approx. 15.25" wide by 11.5" tall
Crafted in Germany. Original Art by Fritz Baumgarten, 1950
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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