Christmas Critters by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

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

Advent Calendar 2016 | Overview

Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 | OverviewI hope that you had an amazing Christmas! And I do hope that you enjoyed reading the contributions to the 2nd edition of the Advent Calendar! First of all I would like to thank all of the contributors, without you this project would not have been possible. Thank you to all … Continue reading Advent Calendar 2016 | Overview

Christmas Decorations… – Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

I have mentioned before, that in my family the Christmas tree is revealed on the 24th of December, this way it can be fully enjoyed during the twelve days of Christmas. Some people have the tradition to take it down on Epiphany after letting all the candles burn to the end, others, according to wikipedia, … Continue reading Christmas Decorations… – Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

Advent Calendar Day 24: A German Christmas

A German Christmas Most of my blog’s readers know this, I am German, but grew up in Germany the US and France. Still Christmas stayed a completely German affair. Not all parts of Germany are very Christmassy, nor are all Germans Christians. Still Christmas is important. Today, I want to share some of my traditions … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 24: A German Christmas

Advent Calendar Day 5: My First Christmas in California by Evelyne Holingue

My First Christmas in California by Evelyne Holingue “You’ve got to see something,” my husband said, right after picking our eleven-month-old daughter and me up at the San Francisco airport. We had left Paris on December 22, more than twenty hours ago, and I wondered what could a Parisian have never seen that couldn’t wait … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 5: My First Christmas in California by Evelyne Holingue

Advent Calendar Day 3: Oh, Christmas Tree by Melanie Noell Bernard

Oh, Christmas Tree by Melanie Noell Bernard Traditions are those activities which take place every year. They're the things we look forward to, and one of the best times for them to occur is during the holidays. The holidays come around every year. Same day, same time, same tradition. My family wasn't one to have a whole lot of … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 3: Oh, Christmas Tree by Melanie Noell Bernard