- The origin of the Advent Calendar can be traced back to the 19th. Century. Early styles were a candle for each of the 24 days until Christmas, like todays Advent wreath. Another tradition was to paint chalk strokes on the door, one per day until Christmas Eve.
- In 1902 a Christian Bookshop in Hamburg published a Christmas Clock as the first printed Advent Calendar. In 1904 an Advent Calendar was inserted in the newspaper "Neues Tagblatt Stuttgart" as a gift for their readers.
- At the beginning of the 20th Lester Lang produced the first Advent Calendars with little doors to open.
- World War II terminated the success of this German tradition. The cardboard was rationed and it was forbidden to produce Calendars with pictures.
- The first printed specimen after the war were printed by Richard Sellmer in 1946.
- Advent Calendars filled with Chocolate were readily available in 1958.
totally out there idea
you're in our family.....
you go to April Darlin
she had "happies" for us....
Advent calendars with her own
unique, beautiful, funky, shabby-chic slant.
It's made of postcards and luggage tags and all sorts of paper that you love....
but can't find anything to do with it.....
until you ask April.'
and maybe me, perfectly.
I've been so excited to start it.
This was my first activity.....
how can you get better than
shiny and sparkley to start
the Advent season?
So that's what Lulu and I did.....
we imitated April Darlin'
and created her a
"What did you get to do today?"
Christmas and anticipation.....
What a perfect pair!
And what a perfect idea!
Thanks April Darlin'