The Countdown Begins | DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar | Motte's Blog

In Germany we say: “Vorfreude ist die sch√∂nste Freude.“ Which roughly translates to: ”The greatest joy lies in the anticipation [rather than in the event itself].”

Perhaps that is why advent calendars are so popular in German-speaking regions. The tradition reaches all the way back to the early 19th century, but even today I can hardly name a family in my immediate surroundings that doesn’t have at least one advent calendar up on the walls; bursting with goodies and ready to be plundered by impatient offspring and well, adults just the same.