What is an Advent Calendar

What is an Advent Calendar

Most people definitely know when Christmas is coming, but having a little numbered door to open each day to reveal a prize certainly makes the holidays a little more fun! Here is a little history about Advent calendars (especially for us Americans!) and some great ideas for how you can make your own. 

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What is Advent?
Advent is a four-week period beginning on November 30 which has been celebrated since the fourth century. Advent, which derives from the Latin word for “coming,” celebrates anticipation of Jesus Christ’s birthday. 

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What are Advent Calendars?

Advent calendars are cardstock boxes with paper doors that open to reveal an image, Bible verse, or piece of chocolate. Most Advent Calendars begin on December 1 and mark the 24 days before Christmas. The tradition dates to the mid-19th century, when German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas.

Types of Advent Calendars

The first Advent calendars marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas. Now, Advent calendars come in all shapes and sizes with literally anything you can think of inside! There are calendars with chocolates, cookies, toys, books, booze and best of all… cosmetics! There are also many DIY calendars that you can hide little gifts in for your friends and family. 

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Want to Try It Out?

If you’ve never had an advent calendar before, but you’d like to try it out, head over to our 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar Giveaway. You can click a door each day to enter your name and win a prize. It’s a fun way for us to give back to our loyal customers this holiday season. 

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Come pick up your gift every day for 24 days of Christmas!

If you have any questions about advent calendar event, feel free to email us marketing@melodysusie.com or leave us a comment below.

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