Advent marks the start of a season and are one of the coziest times of the year. The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with long standing traditions such as holiday songs, baking cookies, wrapping presents and putting up the lights, the tree, and other decorations. However, the most familiar symbols of the season are the Advent wreath and the Advent Calendar. As tradition has it at Infanterix, the lighting of the candles involve the children being gathered around and singing joyfully, while Advent calendars are a fun way to help children to know when Christmas Eve will arrive. Every morning one child at Infanterix Neuhausen 2 is allowed to open one window of the Advent calendar, to find his or her very own little surprise inside. Even though it was a joint venture between the educators and the children to make the calendar, the children did not know what was hidden inside. And so the excitement and anticipation remains . . .