This German advent calendar Christmas card shows a scene from the Grimms fairy tale story Mother Holle (or Frau Holle) of a woman shaking out a feather bed so thoroughly that the feathers float in the air like snowflakes. From this fairy tale, it is said that whenever it snows in Hessen, Mother Holle must be making her bed. Angels with toys, sweets and a puppy descend from the heavens on clouds. The moon is bundled up against the cold winter air and is shepherding sheep. A garland of pine boughs wrapped in red ribbon frames the scene.
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" tall by 4.5" wide
Crafted in Germany. Original Art by Eva von Paszthory-Molineus 1957.
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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