Invented in the 19th century in Germany, there have been many kinds of calendars over time.
Originally it was count down to Christmas, starting with chalk lines on the door, children whipped away one after day after day!
It developed , into 24 pictures, later were these pictures behind little doors.
Then there came a completely different Christmas season. Nazi Germany. Here are some advent calendar images and interpretations of a never to be forgotten time. I have heard a lot of practical stories from my parents about that time, however I never asked how childrens dreams were destroyed.
When I grew up, I used to have chocolate advent calendars every year. It was so much fun to find the numbers, and I remember exactly how proud I felt when looking like crazy for number '4', and finally finding it. I also remember, that this is actually much more difficult than we adults now think it is.
I never could forgive when a friend happened to open up the doors of my advents calendar. I got so angry, and the answer : "I ate already all of my chocolates" did not make me feel any better. Never betray the spirits of Christmas.
For my own kids, I made advents calendars every year. The main reason for this is, that there were non available here in Japan until recently.
My kids loved them. When they were bigger, I made one for all three, so each of them was happy to look for one present all three days.
Now my kids are 20, 18 and 16. We didn't have any calendars for several years.
The other day I got Chocolate calendars for them. A present at Christmas could not have made them happier. They were and are so excited.
How about students?
I have held different advent calendar projects with them every year.
What kind of student advent projects are you up to?
Share in the comments below.
11 月 2021