Posted by: Dahni | November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

 Dear Family, Friends, and Folks I haven’t met yet,

    It’s almost time for the Holidays and our on line Advent Calendar! 

   In 1994, I was thinking about some of my childhood holiday memories, enjoyed at Christmas time. Our mother used to purchase an ‘Advent Calendar’ and the three of us kids would take turns opening little windows each day in December.

   The traditional calendar consists of two pieces of cardboard on top of each other. Twenty four doors are cut out into the top layer, with a number ranging from one to twenty four on each. Beginning on the first day of December, one door is opened each day, counting down the days remaining until Christmas Eve. Each compartment displays an image, which can be either a feature of the Nativity story and the birth of Jesus Christ or something do with Christmas as bells, holly and so on.

   The origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans as early as the beginning of the 19th century. The first known Advent calendar was handmade in 1851.

   The first the first printed calendar came in 1908. The practice disappeared during World War II, apparently to save paper. After the war, Richard Sellmer of Stuttgart, Germany resurrected the commercial Advent calendar and is responsible for its widespread popularity. His company, Richard Sellmer Verlag, today maintains a stock of over 1,000,000 calendars worldwide, including re-prints of many of those I remember as a child.  

   Sometime after the 1950’s, western Advent Calendars added the 25th of December and became more of a commercial holiday item than the German calendars that traditionally have only 24 days and mark the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

   In 1994, I thought it would be fun if there were an on line Advent Calendar, but there was not. So I started making my own. This year, marks our 15th consecutive year. Each year there is a theme and each day leading up to the 25th of December, there are pages of images, animation, other special effects and seasonal music. All of this is suitable for any age of ‘child’ from 1-199 and it is our gift to you, always shared freely, for FREE!

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   This letter is my personal invitation to you, to experience our online, Advent Calendar and suggestion that you share it with others. You can get some background information on our work from the following links:

http://www.i-imagine.biz/SpecialServices.htm

(just look for and click on the little card below)

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or cut and paste the address below

http://www.i-imagine.biz/WhatIsAnAdventCa1.htm

The pre-opening is NOW OPEN on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008.  This year our theme is…

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Enjoy your day of Thanks.

Love Yah,

dahnisigblu

 

 

 

  


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