A short History of the Advent Calendar
Over the centuries, Christian calendars have accompanied the faithful worldwide. Alongside traditional calendars such as Lent calendars, Advent calendars are a somewhat newer invention. As a Christian custom the first Advent calendars are thought to have been hung up during the course of the 19th century.
Advent calendars have a Lutheran and therefore a Protestant inspiration. In their first design they were purely picture calendars where motifs from the Church year were visible. The Advent calendars were supposed to shorten the wait running up to Christmas Eve much as they do today. Some calendars were even laid out until the Epiphany on the 6th of January. Originally Advent calendars were without chocolate but rather purely with picture motifs which has changed in recent decades. With small gifts behind each of the 24 doors, buying an Advent calendar has become a popular tradition among adults.
Pass on Advent Calendars in lovely Varieties
The most well-known versions of Advent calendars are those in their flat forms which can be hung up as wall calendars. Our Online-Shop has other formats such as table calendars for children’s desks or grown-ups. We have Advent calendars without chocolate or with a sweet filling which are designed thematically and brightly coloured. In way of example, you’ll find some of the following Advent calendars from LOGO:
• Christmas decorations with pre-embossed pieces
• Christmas stories from around the world
• Recipes for Advent
• Exciting stories for children and adults
To get prepared creatively for the Christmas festival with children, our imaginative arts and crafts calendars are absolutely the right choice! Step by step, you can create a festive landscape or the scene of baby Jesus in the manger. Other Advent calendars invite you to read stories and encourage conversation about the topic of Christmas. In this way, an Advent calendar even without chocolate will become a special feature for children in any age group who won’t lose the Christian connection of the festival.
Discover Advent Calendars and more in the LOGO Online-Shop
With one of the creative Advent calendars from the LOGO Online-Shop you’ll ensure a genuine surprise and you’ll make waiting for baby Jesus that little bit easier for your children. As a varied shop for Christian books and gift ideas, you’ll find other inspirations surrounding Christmas and Advent from LOGO which equally bring children and adults closer to the meaning of this festival. Alongside Advent calendars in the form of books or wall calendars, you’ll find fitting Christmas gifts or Christmas candles to ensure a festive atmosphere at home.
For other occasions throughout the Church year, the LOGO Online-Shop also offers Christian and religious gifts in a number of varieties. If you would like to emphasise the Christian background when buying your Advent calendars, then give child’s Bible or other books about the biggest celebration of all to your children!