Alpaca Sox Mini-Socks Christmas ornaments free knitting pattern.
Counting down the days to Christmas is a tradition dating from the early 19th century. Beginning on December 1st, people marked a chalk line on their doors or lit a new candle for each day until the 25th.
The first printed advent calendar appeared in the early 19th century. Whether it came from Hamburg or Munich is in dispute, but Gerald Lang of Munich is credited for making popular the printed advent calendar. His first version included pictures meant to attach to a cardboard piece one day at a time.