WONDERFUL OLD FASHIONED VINTAGE STYLED, GERMAN CHRISTMAS DIE CUT PAPER, SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE SCENE ADVENT CALENDAR. What a lovely Christmas Holiday tradition! The advent calendar dates back to the 1800's in Germany. Children would start the Christmas count down by opening the little windows from December 1st. thru the 24th, to reveal a picture, a verse a Holiday treat. The classic design and printing style continues today. Rich, vibrant coloration. Beautiful detailing to the winter village snow scene, Santa skating on the frozen lake, the little children on skates, the horse drawn sleigh. Twenty four little die cut doors, ready to be opened for the count down to Christmas. Silver glitter accents the scene. The large size Advent calendar is in very good condition, free of rips or tears, in the original cellophane packaging, as shown in the photo. It measures about 11 1/2" X 8 1/4". Purchased in Germany at a local Kristkindl market., it is marked on the bottom, "MADE IN GERMANY RICHARD SELLMER VERLAG NO.19". For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday, Ephemera collection!!!!!