Advent calendars are a favorite holiday tradition for children across the United States. Counting down the days to Christmas is even more exciting when an advent calendar contains a daily treat! At Wockenfuss, our advent calendars contain solid milk chocolate confections hidden behind each window which are sure to delight children of all ages. Have you ever wondered where the tradition of advent calendars began? Find out in today’s blog!
Now is the Time to Buy Your Advent Calendar From Wockenfuss Candies!
A history of advent calendars
The origins of advent calendars can be found in the beginning of the 19th century, when religious families would count down the days to Christmas Eve by drawing a line in chalk on their door or lighting a candle. Printed advent calendars began to appear in the early 1900s thanks to a man named Gerhard Lang who brought them to the masses. His calendar was inspired by a gift his mother had made for him as a child that consisted of 24 small pictures she stapled to a piece of cardboard. Lang altered this original idea by creating a door that had to be opened to reveal the pictures within.
During WWII, advent calendar production was briefly suspended due to a shortage of cardboard but when they returned to the market, they quickly became a huge success in Germany. Dwight D. Eisenhower is often credited with bringing the popularity of advent calendars to the US; a picture of him opening a calendar with his grandchildren was circulated in many newspapers.
Pick up your advent calendar at Wockenfuss Candies!
At Wockenfuss Candies, we have two different styles of advent calendar to choose from: Snowman or Toy Shop. No matter which style you choose, it will contain 24 delicious Wockenfuss solid milk chocolates and will make counting down the days until Christmas a cherished part of your holiday tradition!
Visit Wockenfuss Candies for Your Christmas Candy!
If you need to stock up on holiday treats like Advent calendars, stop by Wockenfuss to get started on your planning. If you have any questions about our sweets or need some help choosing the right desserts for your holiday table, please contact Wockenfuss Candies: call 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!