Thought I would reblog one of my early posts when I first started my blog way back in 2013.
There will be a great many excited children waking up this morning eager to open the first window of their Advent Calendars. I wonder how many actually see beyond the chocolate goodie or toy revealed behind it.
Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian Churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”.
I don’t remember Advent Calendars as a child. I know I never had one anyway. When December 1st arrived, it meant only a few more weeks of school and then Santa would visit our house. A fortnight before the Big Day, Dad would go up into the roof and bring down the box of decorations. Over the years, we’d made paper chains and streamers from crepe paper…
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