Advent Calendar 2012
Having a countdown calendar for Christmas was a popular
tradition that began in Germany in the late 1800s and spread throughout
Europe and North America. Advent calendars are a fun way for children
to count down to the night of December 24th when Santa Claus brings
their toys. Nowadays many adults also enjoy Advent calendars - usually
with a chocolate treat behind each door!
Advent is from the Latin 'Adventus', meaning 'the coming' - the
church's preparation for Christmas.
Enjoy the countdown to this special time of the year,
whether it is the Winter Solstice, Yule or Christmas that is important
to you - open the doors below every day during December and discover
the ancient Yuletide traditions and customs that still bring joy
Greetings and blessings.