Advent Calendar Mobile - Christmas Carousel
A Beautiful and nostalgic contour punched mobile advent calendar with ribbon for hanging. The image is printed on both sides, the front side finished with gold glimmer. Advent calendar size is 37 x 50cm. Produced in Germany by Korsch Verlag.
The design -
This nostalgic carousel is a wonderful celebration of Christmas. Designed by German artist Monika Broeske-Haas it has plenty of details for young and old to discover. The animals enjoy the exuberant mood and Christmas treats. Behind the 24 doors there are also lovingly designed motifs that fit into the overall picture and tell the fun scene.
Origins of the Advent Calendar -
The Advent Calendar can be traced back to the 19th Century, used by German Lutherans to count or celebrate the 24 days leading up to Christmas. The first printed calendar was made by Gerhard Lang. During his childhood, his mother attached small candles to a chalkboard and Gerhard would take one off each day for the countdown leading up to Christmas Day. These early German calendars were sold for many years up until World War II, when war shortages curtailed production. Richard Selmer resumed the production of the calendars in 1946, and some credit goes to President Eisenhower for making the Advent calendars popular in America. These first advent calendars with little doors printed in the early 1900's continue today. The calendar windows or doors open to reveal an image, a poem, or a portion of a story - typically the story of the Nativity.