Send a loved one or friend our Greeting Card Advent Calendar: Old St. Nick. Advent cards and calendars bring joy to young and old. They heighten anticipation as we celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas. These paper gifts create fond memories for loved ones to cherish through the years. Our Greeting Card version is an easy and thoughtful way to send a gift in the mail and let the recipient know you are thinking of them. Measuring about 4.75 x 6.75 inches, this card may be sent by regular postal service and is the ideal size to keep out throughout Advent. Let someone know you are thinking of them by sending them a card which they “open” 24 times and keep on display throughout the month of December.
Advent Calendars, A Great Tradition
As is so for many of our Christmas traditions, we trace the origin of Advent calendars to Germany in the 19th century. Children drew chalk lines or hung pictures to mark the days in anticipation of Christmas. The printing of Advent calendars on cardboard soon followed, with the calendars including 24 “windows” to open in the days before Christmas. Opening one window each day in December through Christmas Eve, children and adults alike delight in revealing the pictures behind the windows.
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