This German advent calendar depicts a snowy forest night at Christmas with Nisse, also known as Tomte, from Scandinavian folklore. Three nisse travel with neatly wrapped Christmas packages piled high in their sleigh through the deep snow to a cozy winter lodge. Tall snow encrusted pines frame the scene and a crescent moon hangs low in the sky.
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
Dimensions: approx. 11.75" by 8.25"
Crafted in Germany. Designed by Eva Melhuish, a British artist with Swedish roots.
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.