The origins of the advent calendar

The Advent calendar (the 24-day period between the beginning of December and Christmas Day) is a tradition that originated in Germany in the 19th century. Initially, it consisted of 24 pious pictures given to children each morning.

It was not until the 1920s that the first Advent calendar appeared with windows to be opened, each containing a picture of a biblical character and sometimes accompanied by a sentence from the Gospels.

The first chocolate-filled calendars date from the late 1950s.


A useful tool for teaching children  

The notion of time passing is sometimes difficult to grasp for children. They can only open one window a day, although the temptation is sometimes strong.

This is a way for them to learn patience and to help them wait until Christmas.

What is the situation today?

Advent calendars come in all shapes and sizes, becoming more creative and playful, sometimes moving away from the concept of a calendar itself. They can indeed take the form of garlands, socks, or boxes.

Today, there are many Advent calendars for young and old alike: beauty calendars, gourmet calendars, calendars with beer or wine, calendars filled with little toys for children, DIY calendars and many more...

Is there a FAUCHON advent calendar?

Of course, the House of FAUCHON has not forgotten you and has concocted an ultra gourmet advent calendar!

The experts and Chefs of the house have travelled to the four corners of France to find the best raw materials and the finest know-how with the challenge of gathering in this calendar the quintessence of French gastronomy.

This calendar is made up of 24 small exceptional sweets (Montélimar nougats, calissons, etc.), made one by one by talented French craftsmen sourced with meticulous care.

A unique opportunity to discover or rediscover FAUCHON chocolates and confectionery and to treat yourself before the big day.


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