Celebrate the charm, history, and joy of the Holiday season with the Mount Vernon wooden advent calendar! The holiday season held special meaning for George and Martha Washington. The couple chose Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas, for their wedding in 1759. Soon, the new family settled at Mount Vernon, Washington's estate on the banks of the Potomac River. After eight long years as commander in chief of the Continental Army, Washington resigned his commission at the war's end in 1783. Eager to finally return home to Mount Vernon after the long departure, he traveled on horseback from Annapolis, Maryland. By the time he arrived home to Martha and his family, it was twilight on Christmas Eve. The Washington family is shown in front of the snow covered west front of the Mansion. The 24 numbered doors allow room for one or several small surprises to mark each day of Advent until Christmas Day.
This calendar is designed to be enjoyed year after year and will change along with your child's interests. The sturdy wooden Mount Vernon Advent calendar measures 15" x 18 ½" x 3 ½". Packaged in a full-color gift box.