This detailed advent calendar shows the holy night (Heilige Nacht) when Christ was born. A beautifully detailed painting of a lowly manger in the countryside is the central focus of this paper advent calendar with light glowing through the door frame. A shepherd rests with his flock of sheep with a hen, rabbit and dogs nearby. The Christmas story unfolds as the windows are opened Dec. 1st - 24th. This advent calendar has three levels (or layers) - some of the pictures behind the doors are translucent if you hold them against the light.
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
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: approx. 15" by 10"
Crafted in Germany
Illustrated by artist Tina Hopperdietzel