The Advent Calendar

Posted by eFlorist on 29/11/13 09:00

The advent calendar as we know it today originated in Germany during the 19th Century. Children at that time were given religious or biblical images along with holy words to keep them occupied during the long, cold, dark winter days and to encourage them to perform good deeds in the run up to Christmas.

The first advent calendar to appear with small doors or windows appeared in 1920, lavishly decorated with wintery landscapes and Christmas Flowers. The advent calendar, as we know it today however, with chocolates and sweets didn’t appear however until 1958.

As interest in the advent calendar grew the religious connotations seemed to subside and by the 1980’s it had become the must-have gift to kick-start the countdown to Christmas.

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