Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Advent Calendar

The German tradition of an advent calendar is a delightful way
for kids, young and old, to count down until Christmas.

Each year, my husband's Aunt Jeanne, sends
her grandkids, great nieces and nephews an Advent Calendar 
with little chocolates behind the doors.
Even though my two oldest are in their twenties...
they still enjoy the fun. 

And this year, my sister visited Germany
and brought one home for us...
so I get my own!

It has chocolate treats inside too!

There is none for Christmas day.
There are plenty of other gifts and treats on that day,
plus nothing can beat the greatest gift of all!

Merry Christmas!


jabblog said...

Very pretty and traditional!
That reminds me that I have an Advent calendar for Winston Ocicat. I didn't buy it - it was sent free from a pet food supplier! Whatever next?

Heather said...

They look so fun and friendly. The chocolate sure seems much better than the chocolates in our $1.99 grocery store advent calendars.

And, yes, I am so thankful for Jesus ♥

Unknown said...

Sending our love this Christmas to you and your family.

Best Regards,
Dave, Eng and Ysabelle

Merry Christmas and Sorry

amatamari© said...

Wonderful series! Merry Christmas!

Dar said...

It's been a long time since I have seen an Advent calendar. When my children were little, I made them once. Perhaps next year for my Grandloves.
BlessYourHeart and Merry Christ-mas

cieldequimper said...

I've got three calendars! Two that I reuse every year being old enough to do that and with pictures only in them. One made from felt with goodies in it which I change every year. But then I'm 1/2 German!!!!

Merry Christmas Rebecca!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I always loved that calendar and those chocolates as a kid..I must remember to get them for my grand kids next year..
I am a new visitor and follower from Pa. :)

Louis la Vache said...

Advent calendars are next to impossible to find here in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Jeannette StG said...

I still love the Advent calenders (we have 'em in Holland too), and especially the chocolate!! Hope your family enjoyed Christmas:)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Advent calendars are so much fun for the kids (young and older ones) My 20 year old son received one from his German teacher and he opened all the little doors and ate the chocolate each day.