Christmas 2018 (after Betjamen) by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

Christmas 2018 (after Betjamen) The bells of waiting Advent ringAnd still I sit and stareThey say it’s calling to the KingBut do I really care?Maybe once there was a pointTo all this mumbo jumboNow it’s mammon we anoint,Like some plastic bearing DumboAt school we’d spend the hours and daysRehearsing the nativityThese days it really doesn’t payTo expose our base naïveté. Santa has been DisneyfiedAnd the only … Continue reading Christmas 2018 (after Betjamen) by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

A white Christmas! How many have I had of them? Not many. Last Winter was bitter cold, it snowed, but in February (and that did lead to some complications). For the last few days it has been mighty cold, how would I love it to snow for Christmas. We are almost there. In ten days from today, it is the 25th of December. The Advent … Continue reading Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

Celebrating the little things we love about Winter by Chloe Romengas | Advent 2018 Day 12

Celebrating the little things we love about Winter 🎄 My favourite: watching the snow fall through the window ⛄️  Artwork : @theyellowcatstudio, by Chloe Romengas. Sweet illustrations celebrating the little things and precious moments in life ✨ Continue reading Celebrating the little things we love about Winter by Chloe Romengas | Advent 2018 Day 12

He Knows When You are Sleeping by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 11

He Knows When You are Sleeping

By Trent P. McDondald

You awake up there?

Of course! How could I sleep tonight?

What time is it?

11:52. Eight minutes until midnight.

So Santa will be here in eight minutes.

What? You think Santa enters every house at exactly midnight?  Ha!

Why not?

There are hundreds of houses in this town alone.  And thousands in our state.  Millions in our time zone.  And he enters all of them at the exact same second?  How does he do that?  Go down millions of chimneys at once?  Split himself into millions of Santas?

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Magic Castle by Solveig’s Daughter | Advent 2018 Day 10

Can you spot the fairy?  I asked my daughter, who is 4 now soon to be 5 if she wanted to participate in the Advent Calendar with a drawing. She said yes and set out to draw a Christmas drawing. That was a few days ago and it still is not finished, as Christmas trees and stars aren’t the most exciting thing.  If you too … Continue reading Magic Castle by Solveig’s Daughter | Advent 2018 Day 10