Now, that the presents are all unwrapped, that the bird is eaten and that you are wondering how you are going to survive the excess that comes with New Year's Eve, it's time for me to say thank you. Thank you! Thank you for making the 4th edition of the Advent Calendar a success! So … Continue reading Advent Calendar 2018
Christmas in Rhyolite, Nevada By S.D. Gates She had always wanted to visit the collection of sculptures in Rhyolite, Nevada - always. But Rhyolite is so far out of the way from anything, it's about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, on a paved, but very bumpy road, which winds its way through a landscape … Continue reading Christmas in Rhyolite, Nevada by S.D. Gates | Advent 2018 – Day 24
These little critters greeted me on a Christmas tree at a senior living facility my choir sang at. It was the one member's mom's holiday party, and we were the entertainment. When I joined the choir, I thought it would be fun, but when I found out they perform for seniors as part of their … Continue reading Christmas Critters by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday
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 … Continue reading Magic Castle by Solveig’s Daughter | Advent 2018 Day 10
Christmas Traditions By Kelli King I love Christmas music. I especially love songs that make me imagine what Christmas is like in other places. My top places to imagine spending Christmas have always been New York City, London, Paris, some enchanting village in Ireland or Germany, and more recently, I found out that Strasbourg, France, … Continue reading Christmas Traditions by Kelli King | Advent 2018 Day 6
The Advent Calendar By Geoff Le Pard ‘What is it, Mum?’ Emily Smith, fourteen, looked up from her book. Gilly, her mother, said, ‘A parcel from Uncle Augustus.’ ‘Who is Uncle Augustus?’ ‘I don’t really know. Someone on your father’s side. Do you remember the man you said looked like Gandalf? At Ben’s funeral?’ Emily … Continue reading The Advent Calendar by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 Day 3
Chocolate Countdown By Tara Paray As this Advent Calendar blog series gets underway (again! -- yay!) and Advent for Christians starts tomorrow, I'm beginning my countdown today with a very special calendar. I've had Advent calendars made of paper with little date windows you open. I've also had the kind that hang on the wall, … Continue reading Chocolate Countdown by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 Day 1
One month until Christmas It is the 25th of November! And you know that means that in a month from now you'll be stuffed with nice food, will have gift wrap torn to pieces all over the place (or neatly folded in a corner of the room), you'll have piles of books and toys and … Continue reading The 4th Edition of the Advent Calendar Needs You!
Well not quite yet. But in two months it will be Christmas. In two months from now, you'll be sitting quite full next to a big pile of presents, not quite recalling who gifted you what and not knowing what you are going to do with all that stuff... Or maybe you are feasting with your loved ones, helping in a soup kitchen or...