What is the correct order to open an advent calendar? “The first is that you would start with the highest number and countdown. In other words, you would count back from 24 to 1,” the Calendar.com blog notes. “The second is the calendar would begin with one and work up towards the highest number.” In 2016, Bustle.com broke down how to open an Advent calendar properly.
Do you start at 1 or 25 on an advent calendar? Last year, it was 24 days long. This year, it’s 26 days long. Advent calendars, though, are more consistent. They’re all set up for a 24- or 25-day season, beginning December 1 and ending on Christmas Eve or, sometimes, Christmas Day.
What is traditionally in an Advent calendar? The calendar doors open to reveal an image, a poem, a portion of a story (such as the story of the Nativity of Jesus), or a small gift, such as a toy or a chocolate item. Often, each door has a Bible verse and Christian prayer printed on it, which Christians incorporate as part of their daily Advent devotions.
Do you count forward or backward on an advent calendar? Using the historical context, it seems that the proper way to work through an advent calendar is starting with the box labeled “one.” The point of the calendar is not to count down, but rather to count up towards the days before Christmas.