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DIY Advent Calendars

Posted by Andie on December 1, 2011

It's December the first!  In addition to ushering in the holiday season with Christmas movies & tunes, hot cocoa, and twinkling lights, it's time to pull out the advent calendars! At the recommendation of a friend, I stopped at Siegfrieds last night, a little German Delicatessen, to pick up a couple of their beloved advent calendars.  These aren't regular advent calendars you guys- they're actually filled with authentic German chocolate!!  Christmas and european chocolate are two of the best things in the world, so I'm beyond excited to start counting down the days until December 25th!

 

Did you know that advent calendars have been around a lot longer than you and I?  It turns out the advent calendar was developed by the German Lutherans in the early 1800's in, you guessed it, Germany.  In the beginning most people simply drew a chalk line on their door each day of December to count down until Christmas, while a few families had the luxury of lighting candles daily.  And from there, the tradition just took off!  The very first printed advent calendar was produced in Hamburg, Germany in 1902.  Today, advent calendars of every shape, size and style are available to the masses!  

 

I really want to make an advent calendar that I can pull out every year (in addition to the store-bought chocolate ones).  There are so many fun, creative advent calendars out there... aren't these darling?

 

 

 

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Do you have an advent calendar you use every year??

What are your advent calendar traditions?

 

 

P.S. RC Willey is selling a cute advent calendar for only $1.00!  

 

 

 

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