Advent Calendar - Fairy Tale House
A beautiful and nostalgic die-cut 3D Advent calendar, finished size is 17 x 13cm. Produced in Germany by Korsch Verlag. Note - product is delivered in two parts and folded flat and ready to assemble.
The design -
Well-known fairy-tale characters gather on this advent calendar house - The Bremen Town Musicians, Hansel and Gretel together with the witch, Mrs. Holle, Snow White and the seven dwarfs - they all romp about on the glittering house wrapped in silver mica. And there are numerous other fairy tale characters to discover on the transparent advent calendar windows behind the 24 doors. This fairy tale house was designed by Kurt Brandes in the 1950s. A nostalgic advent calendar that evokes childhood memories!
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.