This German advent calendar, originally printed in 1957, features a two piece free standing 3D design. The front panel depicts Santa's sleigh, loaded with gifts, flying along in the glittering snowy forest over a stone bridge.
The background shows a cozy alpine chalet with the moon peeking over the roof line. Children cheer and wave to Santa, while bunnies investigate the lebkuchen and fruits in the snow.
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
Dimensions: approx. 8.75" tall x 14" wide x 3" deep
Packaged flat in two pieces. Simply slide the tabs of the outer piece into cut out slots in the main panel.
Crafted in Germany. Original 1957 Kurt Brandes design
This advent calendar has 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.
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