This is my Advent calendar for this year. I bought it in November - because I found out that Father Christmas is on this calendar not only utterly mobile, using trains, sledges, ships - but also carries the national flag.
And The Father Christmas who comes to the Netherlands is there in two versions - two times!
Your images here look very splendid. I have never really understood Advent calendars as they did not feature in my life as a child nor in school and I have never had one. xReplyDelete
Thank you, Rachel! It is never too late :-) , I like the way they build up expectation. I once embroidered a beautiful one for my son - though after a few years found it really stressful to find 24 little packages.. He owns it now - maybe the triplets like it.Delete
I prefer the simple paper ones.
It could only be better if there were two windows for the 25th.ReplyDelete
Hahaha, Joanne - you gave me an idea! I have birthday on the 29th :-)Delete
Nice whimsical illustrations on your calendar. With snow coming tomorrow, as they say, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."ReplyDelete
Oh you are lucky, Susan, to get snow! In Bavaria the triplets experienced the first time in their life snow - well, they are just a little bit over 1 year old. But we do have no snow at all - though it is cold in Berlin.Delete
It's a beautifully illustrated Advent calendar and it looks as if you could spend hours pouring over all the fine details.ReplyDelete
Yes, Rosemary, thank you - I love all those "historical" vehicles he comes with - and so many countries to visit!Delete
It was nice of the makers to include Britain.ReplyDelete
We adore Britain, as you know well, Tom!Delete
Oh Britta ..... I LOVE your Advent Calender .... I always try and find a nice one. I have one of Venice this year ! XXXXReplyDelete
Thank you, Jackie - I also look for a nice one every year. Curiosity: there is a bookshop in the Knesebeckstrasse, who has beautiful ones all year long in his shop window, (the old owner is a bit peculiar) - though I think: everything has it's time :-) XXXXDelete
Yes, Emma - this one especially.ReplyDelete
What a beauty! And Father Christmas is rather the diplomat with his flags. What lies behind the windows?ReplyDelete
Yes, Father Christmas is friendly diplomatic - being the doors I might show in another post, Pipistrello!Delete
I can why you had to buy this Advent calendar, it is perfect for you.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Terra, I love it! :-)ReplyDelete