About Wooden Advent Calendars
Thanks to wooden Advent calendars, you can go out on a limb celebrating Christmas this holiday season. People around the world have used advent calendars to count down the days until Christmas for hundreds of years. The tradition of the holiday countdown began in the 1860s. American families initially honored the passing of December's first 24 days by marking each day with a line of chalk drawn on plain white paper. Fortunately, you can look for wooden Advent calendars on eBay that are a little more exciting than calendars of years past. These calendars, available new and used from reliable sellers, draw on customs and traditions from around the world to celebrate the Christmas countdown in different ways. Vintage Advent calendars, a popular variety, come in the shape of gingerbread houses. They have windows on the sides, and front and back doors that open to reveal different inspirational notes, quotes, and hidden candies for each December day. The shape of these quaint gingerbread cottages draws inspiration from beautiful medieval Northern European villages. In addition to houses, these calendars come in the shape of churches and cathedrals, keeping religion in the picture. Some calendars come pre-made; you can put them together with minimal time and effort. Others come in an Advent calendar kit; they require more assembly, but make great snowy-day projects for families.