Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Countdown Day One

Hello Friends!

I have decided to share with you, each day, a little snippet or two of Christmas trivia as we open the door each day on my Advent Calendar.

I have almost always had an Advent Calendar to open in the days before Christmas and I still have many of my childhood ones stored in the attic. Even as an adult I've indulged in this Christmas tradition and, although I also decorate my laptop with an e~Advent calendar, the main one must always be a paper one, a proper traditional one with pictures not sweeties behind each door.

Here is my Advent calendar for 2016 ~~~


and this is the picture and scripture behind the first door this morning ~~~


Today's Christmas Countdown snippet is that during the Middle Ages it was common for a pre~Christmas Advent Fast to happen. It is still observed by several Orthodox churches and you can read more here.  One of the earliest written observances is found in the fourteenth century chivalric romance "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" {anon} which forms part of the Arthurian legends.  As with all fasts what follows are days of feasting and merry making on Christmas Day and beyond.  No wonder we all stock up for what I call the Two Day Siege of Christmas!

I do hope you will stop in each day to take a peek behind my Advent doors and pick up a snippet or two of Christmas trivia ~~~

Until next time ~~~
~~~Deborah xoxo

12 comments:

  1. Deb, I will enjoy seeing more of your Advent Calendar as we approach this Holy season. The artwork and the scripture are beautiful. xoxo ♥

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen. I make special effort to get a scripture based calendar. I hope you'll drop by every day to see the new picture
      ~~~Deb xoxo

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  2. What a lovely idea, look forward to reading

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    1. Thank you Sue. I did one before, on my Bear Blog {which is now on Facebook} so I hope you will enjoy it.
      ~~~Deb

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  3. This is wonderful, Deb. I will certainly be dropping by each day. I love the advent calendars with the doors that open and this one is just lovely. Thank you for sharing with us. Jane xo

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    1. Thank you Jane, looking forward to seeing you each day!
      ~~~Deb xoxo

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  4. I look forward to sharing this Advent Season with you, my dear friend, through this lovely calendar and scriptures. Advent hugs from across the sea ~ Donna =)

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  5. Lovely! I'll be checking daily. (My own advent calendar is a cute, silly one with treats, and has yet to be hung up - but it's on my agenda for tomorrow morning.) jen

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    1. Lol Jen ~ one with treats would not be safe and there wouldn't be anything to open after day one in my cottage!
      ~~~Deb xo

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  6. I will be here...I know I am enjoying my Advent Calendar. I look forward to learning some trivia.

    Darlene

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    1. Hello my friend. Looking forward to seeing you each day!
      ~~~Deb xoxo

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