Advent Calendars – A Great Tradition

As with 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.

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.

Shops At Fayrehale offers a nice selection of Advent Calendars & Candles.

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