This unique German advent calendar folds out to a free standing advent lantern in which a light can be placed to make the windows glow as you open them during the advent season.
In the snow-covered forest, the charming Nisse (tomtes) have a lot to do, even at night, and the lantern is filled with their activities.
The detailed picture has 24 little doors to open, illuminating the wintry scene. Each door has a little picture behind it where you can learn about the Nisse and the animals that keep them company. 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, is printed on the outside (beige on the inside) and folds out to a free standing square lantern shape. Contour cut scalloped top edge.
LED light recommended, NOT included
Dimensions: approx. 8.25" tall x 5.75" wide on each side (unfolded - setup), approx. 8.25" tall by 111.75" wide (flat - unfolded)
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.
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