I haven’t posted in a while, but still do read a lot. I had recently broken my ZenXY (the “build plate” detached and I had to remount it).
I wanted to take the time to wish everyone in this community a nice “Adventszeit”, which is what we call the time before Christmas in Germany, when everyone gets all hyped up about the holidays.
I attached my SDF file (which is not allowed to be uploaded directly, that should definitely be changed please? ) and a picture
Make sure if you modify or add trees, to draw them from the bottom up, that way the branches look like they are packed with snow
I hope you have a nice Adventszeit too!
Our family in the US gets advent calendars that give us a small token each day from Dec 1-Dec 24. We have chocolate ones and Lego makes a couple of fun ones.
I haven’t ever considered why they are called Advent Calendars. I don’t know if the word Advent is used in any other Christmas tradition in my family. I’m glad to know to know what Adventszeit is now.
The word “advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. So, the time of the “coming” of the Christ child is the “season of His advent.” This then became a shorthand name for the season itself.
PS: I don’t know if the calendar people are super clever or not, but a calendar is all about events that are “coming” — and so a calendar about the Lord’s coming -and- also about a bunch of other coming things, is doubly a calendar about “coming.” LOL
The calendars were brought over from Germany to the US after WW2. If you want to read about it:
It goes into the history in the second part of the article.
I’m a little behind, but I really enjoy doing adventofcode.com each year.
We also have an escape room like advent calendar from EXIT. On paper, it is my 9yo’s, but he is losing interest.