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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mini-mittens for Advent Calendar
Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  December starts on Tuesday and with it the count down to Christmas Day.  When the kids were young, I had two Playmobil Advent calendars and we would take out a toy every day, or sometimes multiple toys to catch up, and build a holiday scene.  I loaned both of them to a young woman with a 3 year old son who is very excited by all things Christmas.

I am making myself a more elegant calendar out of knitted,, miniature mittens.  I think I can make 25 of them and find something to hang them on between now and Christmas eve.  I want to fill them with activities to mark the season so I have been looking at on-line lists.  I found a Unitarian Universalist Advent Calendar created by the Reverend Ralph Yeager Roberts, the United Church of Christ's Weekly Seeds with Bible readings and commentary, and a variety of lists of family focused events.  I ended up making up my own list that incorporates the various parties and activities that I have planned, other holidays, and trips to different museums and concerts in the local area.  I am looking forward to it.

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