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We treasure our German holiday traditions and they play a huge role in our family… Starting with the Adventskalender, of course! We both grew up with Advent calendars. My first ones were sent from family in Germany and we taped them to the window so the light would shine through the lovely pictures when the [...]


Fall Tips: Halloween, Martinstag, Advent

October is a great time to plan ahead for some of the upcoming German festivities.
• Halloween costumes can be used again at Fasching (also known as Fastnacht or Karneval). So choose one you can wear again, or pick up a few at the after-Halloween festivities. Also consider going to a costume swap, such as those [...]


Alphabet Garten on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

At Alphabet Garten, we enjoy conversing with our customers. In addition to our customer service via telephone and email, we have a monthly newsletter, a blog, a Facebook page, twitter account and Pinterest boards. While the information is similar, we tend to use the various social media in different ways. For more information, check out [...]