This German advent calendar is the first advent calendar produced by Richard Sellmer Verlag, originally published in 1946, it shows this careful attention to detail and sophisticated, handcrafted design.
It is also the first German paper advent calendar that was made available to the US and was promoted by president Eisenhower and his family. Richard Sellmer crafted this first calendar himself in the living room of his house in the Schmellbachstraße which today is across the street from the now larger Sellmer company building.
This paper Christmas calendar folds out to a little over 27" wide to form free standing calendar and shows a nostalgic panorama of a traditional German village. The little village comes to life as each door is opened, revealing cheerful and colorful scenes for each day in December.
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 German advent calendar has glitter accents
Dimensions: 8.75" by 27.5"
Crafted in Germany, Original Reprint of The Little Town Advent Calendar from 1946
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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