#253 Fontanini Advent Calendar
Acquired 2000Each December, Christians look forward to the celebration of the Savior's birth. Advent calendars acknowledge each of the 24 days of waiting for Christmas Day. Children, in particular, enjoy the anticipation and excitement of opening a different door each day to see the surprise underneath.The custom originated in Germany and Scandinavia as cardboard houses with windows that revealed Bible verses. European families use Advent calendars as part of a family celebration that includes singing carols, sharing prayers, lighting the Advent wreath, and waiting for the Christ Child to come.Roman, Inc. builds on this happy tradition with our deluxe Advent calendar set. Released in 1993, it's crafted of wood. Bob purchased this in my behalf at The Incredible Christmas Store in Sandpoint, Idaho.