Advent Calendars

Our bespoke Advent Calendars follow a century old tradition 

Advent Calendars

Sandringham Estate Advent Card. Artwork by Lyndsey Smith.

With the holiday period just around the corner and advent calendars creating a buzz all over social media, we at Judge Sampson thought we'd share with you our take on the traditional counting down gift with a few bespoke examples we've createdOur offering of bespoke advent calendars spearheads the heritage gift market with some beautiful artwork and finishing touches such as flitter vanish and an envelope to send the calendar to your nearest and dearest. To find out more about how we can create an advent calendar for you contact us now. As experienced printers of calendars you may want to consider some of the other bespoke calendar options we have for use all year round.
 
 
A quick history lesson:
Advent calendars were fundamentally invented in Germany during the 20th century. Before then, the countdown to Christmas day was marked by chalk upon the front door or hanging up 24 little pictures to represent each day passed. In 1902, a Christian bookshop in Hamburg published a 'Christmas clock,’ a circle of branches used to hold 24 candles. But the calendar we know today has its roots in 1904 as a gift presented to readers of the Neues Tagblatt Stuttgart” newspaper. 
 
It was as simple as a cardboard scene with little pictures on it, but this paved the way for what we now know as the advent calendar. Other interpretations of the early advent calendar included 24 Wibbele” (little candies) and bible verses instead of images.
 
Did you know? For Christians, Advent’ marks the coming of Jesus to the world (advent translates as coming’ in Latin)
 
 

Advent Calendar

Westminster Abbey Advent Calendar.

Advent Calendar

Westminster Abbey Advent Calendar. Artwork by Lyndsey Smith.

Advent Calendar

Westminster Abbey Advent Calendar.

Fast forward to the 21st century and 2017 has seen some very elaborate (and expensive!) calendars on the market. Why not join in this market now and have us create an advent calendar just for your own sales inventory. Contact us now for more details
 
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