H90261585Regular price $379.95
This extraordinary Advent Calendar by Villeroy & Boch brings to life a German Christmas tradition. Children anxiously count down the days until Christmas by searching through a cabinet of dated drawers to find an ornament tucked inside. Ornaments are hung daily onto the tree's corresponding hooks until finally Christmas Eve arrives and the tree is fully decorated. The gorgeous set includes a three dimensional porcelain tree outfitted with hooks to hang 24 charming little porcelain ornaments and a 12.75 inch x 13 inch cabinet of drawers numbered 1 through 24 holding the ornaments. Introduce your family to a European tradition that is sure to become a treasured heirloom in your home.
Villeroy & Boch German designed holiday Advent Calendars evoke the nostalgic memories of a time honored European tradition, Although there is evidence of an Advent Calendar celebrating of the days of December leading up Christmas as far back as 1851, it is the finding of a 1908 printing of a paper Advent Calendar in Hamburg Germany (with a holiday ‘picture’ revealed behind a ‘window’) that is credited with the beginning of this cherished family tradition. Later versions, that even today are still popular/made have a small piece of chocolate behind each door/window. These Villeroy & Boch versions of the tradition of an Advent Calendar are sure to become beloved keepsakes as memories of Christmas past are remembered and new memories are made each year.Size: 9.75 x 12.5 x 17 in.