German Advent Calendar with Spirits

Have some fun giving this one away! This one is filled with 24 mini liquor bottles.

My adult daughter asked for one, but I left her with clear instructions not to open its T├╝rchen (little door) in the morning, as one would usually do. ­čÖé

 

Zitat des Tages

Eine Zeit der Stille und Besinnung, bis jemand auf die Idee kam, da├č Geschenke sein m├╝ssen.

– Unbekannt –

Christmas Pack 2

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Christmas Pack 1

“Christmas Pack 1” is a collection of 13 transcripts, each in their own PDF file. The pack is a ZIP file containing the 13 PDFs and is available from the AllThingsGerman Download Store.

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Lametta

Lametta is a Christmas decoration found in German homes and in particular on Christmas trees. Similar to tinsel, it is hung over the branches to simulate icicles.

Originally it was made from a substance called “Stanniol”, which is Tin (Sn) flattened to make it into a foil.

To add weight to the Lametta, lead or even silver were added. Often this meant that it was used on New Year’s Eve for Bleigie├čen. However, modern Lametta is often made of plastic.

To hear a simple explanation and to find out what the number 90/10 has to do with Lametta, listen to the podcast:

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