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Instead of little presents in calendars, joyful anticipation before Christmas in the 19th century was celebrated by wiping out 24 chalk lines one after the other until Christmas Day. © Jürgen Fälchle / fotolia.com

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The first Gift Calendar that counts down

Calendars without doors boast a big advantage: kids cannot secretly cheat and see what is hidden behind the doors. © pacproject

Calendars without doors boast a big advantage: kids cannot secretly cheat and see what is hidden behind the doors. © pacproject

© pacproject

There are numerous applications for Countdown Calendars. Be it weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries – whenever waiting times for an event need to be “sweetened”, this calendar comes in handy. © pacproject

Where did the idea of advent calendars actually originate from?

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