This German advent calendar Christmas card shows a scene of a overzealous (wild) hamster being scolded by a forest gnome for stashing all the forest's winter food supplies in his cave. Bunnies, squirrel, birds and a mouse watch near by. Two surprised children and a bunny watch the lesson told by the gnome behind the fence.
This scene is from Fritz Baumgarten's "Weihnachtswelt" (Christmas world) series of drawings.
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. Glitter Accents.
Christmas card comes with envelope, blank inside
Dimensions: approx. 6.7" wide by 4.5" tall
Crafted in Germany. Original art by Fritz Baumgarten.
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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