Many of you have asked about my Advent Calendar.
I bought this few years ago. When the celebration is gone I close the little doors and store the calendar in a safe place and again take it out the next year. I love the little drawings inside the doors.
I am sure all my country men have recognized the calendar, at least my generation. This calendar was drawn by a Finnish illustrator and artist Martta Wendelin.
Martta Wendelin was born in 1892 and died in 1986. She illustrated children’s books and magazines covers but she also painted and did graphic art.Her pictures bring back images of my childhood and the world gone by. When my world was simple and life was easy, summers were endless and winters cold and snowy. When the girls played with dolls, boys played with trains and cars, mothers baked and fathers took care of their families. Maybe the world was not quite like that but that is what I want to see when I look at these pictures.
If you want to see more of her work, you can follow this link. When there, click Martta Wendelin -joulukortit and there you can see some of her Christmas drawings.