Advent Calendars, A Great TraditionAs is so for many of our Christmas traditions, we trace the origin of Advent calendars to Germany in the 19th century. Children drew chalk lines or hung pictures to mark the days in anticipation of Christmas. The printing of Advent calendars on cardboard soon followed, with the calendars including 24 "windows" to open in the days before Christmas. Opening one window each day in December through Christmas Eve, children delight in revealing the pictures behind the windows. We offer hundreds of designs based on this original concept, and still import many Advent calendars from Germany. Evolving over time, Advent calendars now often feature chocolates behind the windows or three dimensional designs for table top display. We offer Advent calendars with those popular features and many more.
Advent calendars heighten the anticipation as children prepare for Christmas and also create fond memories for loved ones to cherish through the years. Many families have been enjoying this annual tradition for generations, and many more are just beginning.