Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Door Number One

 I did not grow up celebrating Advent or counting down the days til Christmas.  While this has been a longstanding tradition for many that has been practiced in many different ways, the actual Advent calendar with doors was only created in the early 1900's.  Behind each door would be a Bible message or image, but that little idea obviously evolved and now there's all sorts of Advent calendars and other creative ways in which to countdown the days.

I found this cute calendar today at the grocery store that has dairy free chocolate so decided to buy it.   Even if Advent season is just about over, I can still open it every evening and enjoy a little chocolatey treat.
A tiny little elephant chocolate was behind door number 1, which I had with Green tea in a Santa mug.
I committed to blogging every day this month and so far so good.  Can't believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow.
Thank you for taking the time to visit me and leave comments.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Dee said...

We never did Advent calendars either. But, my family wasn't religious.

I really didn't know they were such a "thing" until I started watching Vlogmas videos. Some people go way big with those things.

Merry Christmas, Tammy.

Teresa Kasner said...

I also got an advent calendar with little chocolates in each door. A fellow blogger, KathyB suggested we start the calendar on xmas day and at the end of the 25 days, it will be inauguration day!! I'm all for that. The loser in chief here in the USA has been committing crimes against humanity every single day and then flies off in our jet to Mara Lago to jolly up with all his fellow rich criminals. I cannot wait until he's gone.. if there is anything left to save. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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Betsy said...

I've never had an advent calendar until the mini-stocking I made this year. It's been fun. I'm glad you found a dairy free one. It will be fun to continue on after Christmas. We always celebrated Advent as a child in the church, but never with candy. It was about reading the Bible and lighting the Advent candles each week.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve Tammy. I, too, committed to blogging every day this month. So far, so good!

Maya Kuzman said...

I didn't grow up with an advent calendar either, but I bought chocolate ones for my kids when they were younger. Merry Christmas and joyful Christmas to you Tammy! said...

I'm sorry I haven't been by...the older I get the slower I get! LOL! Your Advent Calendar is "sweet"...literally! I didn't know there was a thing about blogging daily although I guess I have. Mostly to show the Advent presents. I hope you and your family are well and stay that way! May the blessings of the season stay with you all year long! Love, Sam

Linda said...

That's sweet! I used advent calendars when Sarah was little and I even have a wooden one with boxes where larger little gifts can be placed, but haven't used any of them since then. Maybe someday again with grandkids - who knows. I think it's nice you got one for a little treat. Today - Christmas Eve - is Jim's Birthday so everything is about him today. Looking forward to Sarah and Cody and my Dad coming over later today.
Merry Christmas, Tammy.

Linda said...

We never had them growing up either. I think I saw my first chocolate one when one of the grandparents gave one to my kids. Then I started giving them 1 each year. We switched over to toy ones when I saw them in the stores. Those are cute. Now I give my youngest a toy one and my oldest a basket of fruit. I hope your chocolate was yummy! Kit

Serena Lewis said...

We never did the Advent Calendars either. The chocolate looked yummy. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Slowly catching up on the days that we were without Internet... It's hard work but worth it for visiting all those loyal friends all over the world.
Dark chocolate with green tea is what I have around noon. Pieter can enjoy different sweets but I must watch my blood-sugar-level and make my own chocolates in a healthy way with dried apricots, coconut, hazelnuts and with coconut cream instead of heavy cream. Taste good, using the big pound bar with 70% dark chocolate from Trader Joe's.
Sending you hugs and keep your rituals going.
I've sorted out ALL my recipes and trashed most. Three file cabinets with hanging folders by subject. Most things we both are no longer allowed to eat and for me even more restrictions due to my CKD.
A Belgian lady that is also our cat-sitter when we're gone, will get part of it, also some little cook books and such. Will be using the empty file cabinets for storing my pocket books neatly by color.
So that felt useful for passing those five days.
Still using the drops for my eyes, two more days with 3 drops daily, then one week with 2 and one with only 1... Two weeks in-between and having my 2nd eye surgery on January 28. So by the end of February I will be back to normal life.
Big hugs,

Angie said...

Tammy - we always gave candy Advent calendars to the kids when they were younger. One year I found a Lego Advent calendar - it was during the heyday of our son's Lego obsession! Belated Merry Christmas!

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