2010 Advent Calendars

November 21, 2010

Advent begins this year on Sunday, November 28th. It is the beginning of the holiday season and the countdown to Christmas. Today, I want to share with you some beautiful advent calendars I have found in my browsing around the web. Also, a little history behind this German Tradition.

The history of the Advent Calendar began in 19th century Germany and the first known handmade calendar was made in 1851. The first printed calendar was created by Gerhard Lang who’s mother would create a calendar with attached candies for each day of the month.

The tradition of advent calendars continued in Germany until World War II when they were forbidden due to cardboard rationing. Their resurgence began again in 1946 and have been popular ever since. For more information on this German Tradition please visit: oldworldchristmas.

1. pottery barn

2. rennadeluxe

3. olive and cocoa

4. ohhellomagpie

5. le petit pot

6. nouveau designs

7. garnet hill

8.rooster and bean

at the top of the post: 30one

Please pay a visit to these sites. Many of them are handmade and have equally wonderful shops. I hope your Advent and holiday preparations are joyous and enlightening….Have a great Sunday..

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