The 5th annual edition opens with what has become a perennial favorite. Because how else to count the days until Jesus’ birth than with a cold one?
My annual look at the unusual ways in which the Viennese count down the days until Christmas.
“Glam” seems to be a popular theme this year in calendars. There are 24 Days of Glam for little girls…
…and for we big girls, 24 Irresistible French Surprises! I can not wait for 1 December!
How are we going to count down the days until Christmas? In previous years the morning tea from Sonnentor was a favorite, but this year we are branching out with the new offering from Teekanne.
For our equestrienne, the calendars have a certain theme. Let’s just say the new Schleich Pferde will have no difficulty making friends in Anna Grace’s room.
A perennial favorite in our house since it was first made in 1998 is the Lego Advent Calendar. This year is no different, and by Christmas Eve a little Lego city will be built across the fireplace mantel, just in time for Santa’s arrival.
Though we are three days into Advent, it is not really too late to catch up on the countdown to Christmas. Sure, there’s plenty of chocolate and paper calendars to choose from, but why not go for creative?
“Adventskalender für Hunde.” A small chewie for each Sunday in Advent, and a plush Tannenbaum to shred on Christmas Eve. I know a certain Foxhound who is excited about this calendar.
A recent trip to the grocery store, in my car, turned up a bumper crop of ways to count down the days until Christmas. This is by no means the complete inventory, just those calendars I could inconspicuously snap with my iPhone.
A Viennese classic.
In the chocolate category, another classic. Even at their ages, our children have yet to tire of the simple pleasure of a Kinder Egg.
There were calendars for those who prefer to play as they count down the days until Christmas, as well.
“Bob the Baumeister”
PlayMobil has a big presence here, no surprise.