The tradition of the christmas advent calendar, from the latin "adventus" or arrival, started in 19th century Germany. Some say the inventor was Gerhard Lang’s mother who attached 24 cookies, one per day, onto a cardboard. In 1908, Lang & business partner Reichold started producing the calendars, without cookies but with images to discover. In 1946, Richard Sellmer began to export advent calendars outside of Germany. Recent years have seen a veritable boom in the market, worth more than 400 billion British pounds in 2019. On top of the calendars for children primarily with chocolates there are some aimed at adults with beauty products, food, socks, tea, or even gin! Hope you enjoy our images
Who among us hasn’t gotten up in the middle of Christmas night to wait for Santa Claus to arrive with presents? Christmas Eve night is a magical time, especially for children!
Norman Rockwell, Is he Coming, Oil on canvas