The arrival of a notable person or thing.
Derived from the Latin “coming”
Advent calendars come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so we thought we’d get into the festive spirit this year by launching our very own Morrck advent calendar giveaway.
We are giving away a Morrck Baby Hoodie each day from 1st to 23rd December to one lucky entrant of our Big Christmas Advent Giveaway and because the door is always bigger and the reward always better on Christmas Eve, we have put together this amazing Super Special giveaway for 24th December.
Advent calendars date back to the 19th century when families would mark every day in December until Christmas Eve with a chalk line. Since then they have very much become a tradition of Christmas, counting down the days in December until Christmas Day.
At first they had little doors which concealed a picture or a bible verse. Now you can get an advent calendar with pretty much anything hidden behind those doors.
Gerhard Lang from Germany is thought to be the first person who produced a printed Advent calendar in the early 1900s. But because cardboard was rationed in Germany during the second World War Lang was forced to close down his business in the 1930s.
After the war ended another German, Richard Sellmer created a calendar based on a more traditional winter town scene. It was called “The Little Town”. By 1946, Sellmer was producing his Advent Calendars on a grand scale and in the 1950s his calendars were being sold in the US. His Company still runs today, producing over 140 different varieties of the calendar and the original Advent calendar design is still available to buy.
Chocolate Advent calendars first appeared in 1958 and in 1971 Cadbury launched its own version in the UK.
Everyone at Morrck would like to wish you the very best of luck in our giveaway and a very Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year.