The advent calendar is a fun tradition in our home. Every morning in December, the children rush to see if there is any little surprise in the “pockets” of their calendar. Chocolate covered smiles follow.
According to Wikipedia,
“The origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans who, at least as early as the beginning of the 19th century would count down the first 24 days of December physically. Often this meant simply drawing a chalk line on the door each day, beginning on December 1.”
|Advent calendar using the actual windows of the German city of Hünfeld's town hall in Advent|
The advent calendar is such a lovely way to anticipate the big day. Although today, most advent calendars are made for children, I thought it would be nice to have an adult reminder too.
As I look at our advent calendar, it puts a smile on my face too...now we can enjoy our own special countdown before Christmas day.