This hand crafted German advent calendar folds out to an impressive 23.5" wide. A yellow mini bus is shown filled with Christmas travelers arrives in this nostalgic and beautifully detailed scene originally crafted in the 1960s. Express packages, a sled, toys, skis and a Christmas tree are secured to the top & back of the bus.
The main scene panel folds out form a free standing 3-D calendar. The fold out panels add a dimension of depth and detail to the advent calendar. The detailed picture features 24 doors, each with a small illustration behind it.
This Advent Calendar Does Not Come with Candy or Chocolate.
Dimensions: approx. 8.5" tall by 23.5" wide
Crafted in Germany
Traditional Richard Sellmer Verlag Advent Calendar
The tradition of the advent calendar dates back to 1851 in the Protestant parts of Germany. The first advent calendar with small doors was made in the early 1900’s and the tradition continues to this day. The Richard Sellmer Verlag company was founded in 1945, and gained popularity in America as early as 1950. Still a family run German business, the Richard Sellmer Verlag company continues the German tradition of handcrafted advent calendars.