Excitement is in the air at albelli HQ as the Christmas countdown commences. So what better way to celebrate then with our very own Virtual Advent Calendar? Behind every “door” is an assortment of inspiration, games and discounts relating to our most popular products that would make perfect gifts for your loved ones this season. Each day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter we will be revealing something in the run up to Christmas.

Advent Calendars: A History behind the tradition

The word ‘’Advent’’ (which literally means ‘’the arrival of a notable person or thing’’) marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Initially indicated by chalk line marking on doors, the idea of a paper calendar arose in Europe in the late 1800s. Soon after, the tradition had spread as far as North America with many countries creating their own adaptations made with doors or windows to open each day. Today, the Advent Calendar has become one of the most popular gifts aimed at both children and adults. They are commonly filled with little gifts ranging from chocolates to puzzles waiting to be discovered each day – and let’s face it, we all love a treat don’t we?!

Vintage Advent Calendar

Make your own advent calendar

So, feeling creative? Then how about making your own Advent Calendar? We’ve pinned a few fun and festive DIY ideas to help you get started over on our Pinterest page.

Make your own advent calendar

Do you have an Advent calendar tradition in your house? Share it with us in the comment section below and if you’re on social media be sure to tag #albelliAdvent so we can admire your wonderful designs… Have Fun!

Until next time,
The albelli Team