In this period Christians prepare for Christmas and the birth of Jesus.The liturgical year always begins on the Sunday that falls between November 27 and December 3, and ends on December 24.Early ones are on a wooden stand (1930-1950), while the later ones are on a cardboard stand. N23 Fold-out; the logo "AR" in a circle and "Imprimé en Italy Printed in Italy A/2" is printed in the bottom left corner; dimensions 31cm wide x 22,5 high; by the same printer as the previous one, N9 and the next one N10.Origin is Erzgebirge, and “Lichterhaus, Forsthaus” are still made today. N10 Fold-out; the logo "AR" in a circle and "Imprimé en Italy Printed in Italy A/3" is printed in the bottom left corner; dimensions 29,5 cm wide x 20,5 high; by the same printer as the two previous ones. The sheep, which is a separate scrap, is marked in green print “MADE IN GERMANY” and so is the crib scene, while the palm trees on both sides of the front scene are each marked “GERMANY” in brown.Recently, Jerry spoke with us and shared his deep knowledge of German Christmas ornaments in the United States and the variety of materials used to make them—from the embossed cardboard ornaments made in Dresden to the wire-strung glass-bead ornaments of Czechoslovakia.About 42 years ago, my wife, Darla, went to a very large white elephant sale and found a box of antique Christmas ornaments. Our collection’s not the biggest or the best, but it’s very nice.
For a long time, we were very much against doing themed trees, but when you have several thousand ornaments and you’re trying to do something different every year, you eventually have to start doing themed trees. We also do a tree with birds and anything bird-related—glass birds, Dresden paper birds, tinsel birds, birdcages. We don’t have a terribly large house, and with 23 trees, you have to be able to have friends come in and walk around without bumping into them, so we try and do clever arrangements.
The ritual of the advent calendar was not practiced in our family when I was young in the 1940s.
My first was given to me by a family member, who inherited this family Advent calendar from his mother, who was born in Germany.
2 was opened, and so on, until on Christmas day it was door no. I though that was a delightful ritual for the children in preparation of Christmas Day.
The Advent (from the Latin word Adventus meaning “coming”) is the period before Christmas, observed in many Western Christian churches.