Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Virtual Advent: December 1

I thought this was about the coolest idea ever. Kailana from The Written World and Marg from Reading Adventures want to know why kids should be the only ones to enjoy Christmas treats on an advent calendar. So, they have invented a virtual blogger's advent! Every day until Christmas two to three bloggers will post something about family traditions, recipes, their country's holiday traditions, or a favorite Christmas memory, movie, book, song--or anything else that strikes their fancy! Fun, right?

So, every day until Christmas I'll be bringing you my favorite parts of these advent posts. I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with! And I'll be posting my own on December 14, so watch for that!

Here are today's gems! +/-

A memory of a grandfather, and his special treats:
"My grandfather lived in Holland for as long as I can remember, and when he came to visit us in the States he would always bring us Dutch chocolate. There would be Droste pastilles, bittersweet and milk sharing sides of the same tablet, or chocolate oranges, which were our favorite.

My brother and I would smack the orange and eat as many pieces as we could before my mother put them away in the fridge, allowing us one or two slices a day. At least that way they lasted longer. Those chocolate oranges weren’t available in Illinois in the 1960’s. They were a token of affection meant just for us from our grandfather, and they were extra special because of their rarity."
A handmade gift is one straight from the heart:
For more, check out the Advent Blog Tour Website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How sweet you are to mention my post on your blog and to come visiting today. It's so nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading yours! Blessings, B.