Sunday, December 02, 2012
The origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans who, at least as early as the beginning of the 19th century, would count down the first 24 days of December physically. Often this meant simply drawing a chalk line on the door each day, beginning on December 1. Some families had more elaborate means of marking the days, such as lighting a new candle or hanging a little religious picture on the wall each day. I made advent calendars for everyone in the house. The boys are getting candy, and some money to buy music for their iPod. Sarah and Nicole get Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck magazine’s from 1989-1991. I bought a very large stack of them on eBay. I also bought notebooks and plastic folders to hold them in. I was going to give the magazines to Jessica, but she wasn't interested in them. Jessica picked out a candy calendar in the store. So Jessica gets gummy bears. And I wrote 24 days of "things I Like about Juergen". So each day Juergen can read one nice thought or memory I have of him. Nice words are free. If you are looking for a nice idea (that is free) write good thoughts, tips on gardening, jokes. It doesn't need to cost you anything. The kids have to fill an advent calendar for Juergen and I. Yesterday Thomas gave us a song on the guitar, I would have recorded it, but he didn’t want me to do that. Today, Philip brought me coffee. Pretty cool!