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Updated Oct 14, 2022
Do you love the countdown to Christmas? So do we. This well-known activity is fun for families and individuals. This popular tradition has evolved over time, with many different versions available.
An advent calendar is a calendar that counts down the days to Christmas. These calendars sometimes have doors or drawers to open.
German Lutherans first used Advent calendars in the 19th century to count the days of Advent. The practice soon spread to other Christian religions, with the first commercially produced calendar appearing in 1903, the Munich Christmas Calendar. Gerhard Lang is credited for making the first swing door calendar design. The swing door opened to reveal a quote or image. Nowadays, we see this design in popular chocolate advent calendars. Today you can find a wide range of advent calendars for sale, typically in cardboard holders with doors to open, that contain everything from chocolates to Lego.
Whether you purchased EPC's Advent Calendar for 2022 or you want to make your own, here are some ideas. Envelopes are a great way to store the items for each day in your calendar.