Advent Calendar 2011 – Christmas Eve

Our family doesn’t really have a set Christmas Eve tradition.  When I was a teenager my mom let us open some presents on Christmas Eve so that we could sleep in on Christmas morning.  I have little kids now so it’s the other way around!  We have to try to...

Advent Calendar 2011 – Christmas Sweetheart Memories

For ten or maybe closer to a dozen years, my sweetheart and I have not had any occasions to do anything really special with just the two of us around the holidays.  Even shopping has been a challenge for us in past years.  It’s not easy to sneak away when you...

Advent Calendar 2011 – Christmas Music

Today’s prompt asks about Christmas music and caroling.  When I was a kid, we went with Girl Scouts to the local nursing home.  At the end of our singing, we helped the people back to their rooms.  One year I had a woman who didn’t talk.  That wasn’t...

Advent Calendar 2011 – The Spirit of Christmas

Our family believes that you don’t need to go to a church to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.  We believe that it is something that you should show daily by your actions, your deeds, and your character, at Christmas and all the year through....

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