Chocolate Countdown by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 Day 1

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, felt or some other fabric, with tiny dated pockets a holly leaf inhabits, day to day.

This year, though, I finally found the perfect Advent countdown calendar for me. It’s a tree made of boxes, each containing some handmade and caramel-covered chocolate goodies. Now this is a countdown I can really get behind. Christmas is something to look forward to already, but I’m going to have such tasty fun getting there!
May your Christmas season be filled with decadent delights!

Tara Paray, a four-time Advent Calendar blog participant, is a chocolate lover living in Pennsylvania, USA. She’s a writer who loves to laugh and make other people smile. Visit her at
Find her other advent calendar posts here: A Christmas Kodak Moment, The Gift of Now, Making My Christmas List, Merry Christmas to You

Come back over the month to read Tara’s second post and the post of the other participants. If you are interested in participating in this year’s advent calendar, there is still space

The 4th Edition of the Advent Calendar Needs You!

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 things you have no use for and don’t much like either piling up in your living room (or maybe not as people know your tastes). 

But for now, we are not there yet. Those who celebrated Thanksgiving feeling a bit rounder after the endless feasting (definitely not fasting) over the weekend. Wallets are lighter after Black Friday sales, which have come to countries where before no one knew this event. Last year still there were only a few shops that had BF offers, this year almost every business was participating. On the Champs Elysee, the Christmas Decorations were turned on on Thursday (only to be mistreated in yesterday’s protests, more on that soon…). 

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