Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 1 – Advent Calendars

Advent starts the countdown to Christmas and is usually marked by Advent calendars or Advent candles.

Advent calendars originated in Germany in the late 1880s and had pictures from the Christmas Story.

Advent calendars were originally made from paper or card and had 24 doors. From December 1st a door was opened every day and revealed a Christmas picture.

Today there are lots of different Advent calendars, some have chocolate inside.

advent calendar

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