#469 Advent Calendar

Acquired 2006

This child-like hand-sewn nativity calendar is used to mark the days from December 1st until Christmas Eve, December 24th! Handmade by a crafter from the Sonora area, I found this set at the Sonora Christmas Store, Dorthea's Christmas Shop. To my dismay, the clerks knew some of their items were purchased from local crafters, but they had no name to give me. This felt set includes the Holy Family, the three kings, the shepherd, a lamb, and a donkey. Hovering above the Holy Family are two glistening gold angels - one blowing the trumpet and the other holding the divine declaration, “Gloria”! The calendar is individual blue pockets, each numbered in gold. The calendar indicator is an attached gold cross that fits into the pocket of the appropriate day. This detailed piece was priced far below the time I'm sure it took to create it - $15.95!!!