Countdown to Christmas with the ROYCE’ Advent Calendar

Many of us are already counting down the days to Christmas, but wouldn’t the anticipation be so much better with a sweet reward every day? Even if Advent calendars aren’t typically part of your holiday traditions, a daily reward of ROYCE’ Chocolate is a gift anyone can enjoy!

A Brief History of Advent Calendars

Advent is actually a tradition that predates Advent calendars by around 15 centuries! In the 4th century, the period of Advent was celebrated starting on the Sunday nearest to the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30th) through the next three Sundays. The celebration anticipated the day of baptism for newly converted Christians, with no relation to Christmas. Between the 4th and 19th centuries, Advent was merged with the tradition of counting down the days in December to Christmas either with 24 candles or by making chalk marks on doors.

Chocolate doesn’t come into play until the mid-20th century in Germany. The Advent calendar originated early, around the turn of the 19th century, but if it included the characteristic doors at all, they revealed either a holiday-themed illustration or a Bible verse. Chocolate Advent calendars came about after World War II rationing ended and became the mainstay of Advent calendars in the US and Europe.

How ROYCE’ Chocolate Does Advent Calendars

There’s nothing sweeter than a taste of luxury during the hectic days leading up to Christmas celebrations. With the ROYCE’ Advent calendar, you can enjoy a variety of our famous, Japanese-style chocolates as well as exclusive holiday charms. Each box has a wide sampling of ROYCE’ Chocolate confections, including flavors you can’t purchase separately! These exclusive confections include: Prafeuille Chocolat “Caramel”, Prafeuille Chocolat “White Milk,” Milk Chocolate Collection “Fruity Milk,” Criollo Chocolate "Milk,” ROYCE' Aroma Chocolate "Cacao 42% Carenero,” ROYCE' R Chocolat "Strawberry,” and many more!

Indulge this holiday season with any of our seasonal ROYCE’ Holiday 2018 selections. Find them exclusively in-store at a ROYCE’ Chocolate boutique near you!

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