Friday, December 17, 2021

DAY#17 - German Village Advent - WEIHNACHTSKARTEN (Christmas Cards)


DAY#17 - WEIHNACHTSKARTEN (Christmas Cards)

A few years ago, we went day by day through a chocolate filled Advent Calendar that I featured on this blog.  This year, we are going to wander through a charming German village.  Each day we will see how this delightful village gets ready for Christmas (and we might learn a little German along the way).

Just a quick reminder: Advent is the season that begins the celebration of Jesus' coming to earth.  The word "Advent" is derived from the Latin word "adventus" which means "coming".  During Advent Christians celebrate the birth of the Messiah Jesus but it is also a time to prepare for the second coming of Christ. 
Every Sunday during Advent my family would have a private worship time where we would light the advent wreath, sing Christmas hymns and read from the Bible.  These memories from my "Advent Family Worship Time" are some of my most precious and life changing experiences.

This advent calendar is a reprint of a 1940's calendar.  The artist/illustrator is
Richard Sellmer (actually, on the calendar it says "verlag" after his name and that means "publisher", so I'm not sure - he's either the artist or the publisher).

I tried to take photos of this calendar from vantage points as to make it seem like we were actually there in person.

In case you missed yesterday (Day#16) - click HERE to view

Each day I will open the window with the corresponding number. 
Today is December seventeenth..........I'm opening #17:
(Christmas Cards)

"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
2 Corinthians 13:14


This window was a guess on my part - when we open #17 we see a boy either making and signing a life size Christmas card or making some sort of poster (I went with the Christmas card option).

Below are a few Advent posts previously published on this blog.
Click on each title below to see the entire post - ENJOY!

Christmas card scanned in by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Christmas14_zpsemta4l3s.jpg
Picture scanned from a Christmas card - Abbey Press

Christmas card scanned in by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Christmas20_zpsgfc4ecyd.jpg
Picture scanned from a Christmas card - The "Heart Card Collection"

German Village Advent Posts


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo BlogStuff2_zps23749e24.jpg

Enjoy precious time with your family during Advent.
click HERE to view this post about
Family Worship Time during Advent

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